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Father Eugene Hemrick, Catholic News Service

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Could bizarreness emanating from social media be rooted in irresponsibility? —...

What is propelling outlandish public statements that are becoming increasingly common today? Could it be they have become a new means for getting media attention...

Questions keep us from slipping off the idealogical edges : Father...

"A prudent question is one-half wisdom." This insight by English philosopher Francis Bacon possesses a fundamental principle for coping with today's disquiet: to use...

A note of thanks to first responders, police and the National...

What is it about service that touches us so deeply? During the Washington lockdown before the inauguration, I talked with U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court...

In times of violence, we need to return to God’s law...

Looking outside from my apartment, my stomach sickened. Additional fencing encircling government buildings at the corner had been added to reinforce uplifted car barriers. I...

Perhaps guilt trips remind us to not lose perspective this time...

I usually look unfavorably at anyone who lays guilt trips on me that are a form of covert force that goes against the grain...

Step away from the media blitz to maintain mental balance: Father...

As I paged through the news on my computer, I realized I had run through a hundred postings within an hour that touched on...

When educational spaces change, how do we maintain the basics? —...

How might we put right education, which is being turned upside down? Education is often envisioned as the three R's: reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic. Among...

Freedom should support the common good: Father Eugene Hemrick

"Mandating face masks is unconstitutional and an affront to my freedom." Despite the scientific wisdom of this mandate, some citizens vociferously reject it. In the...

Reasonable expectations are needed for protests to succeed: Father Eugene Hemrick

Hordes of protesters have flooded the streets over burning concerns crying to be addressed. Will racism continue to divide society? Will those protecting law...

The best gift you can bestow in the Christmas season is...

By FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK The holiday panic of picking out the right gifts is upon us. Now comes the challenge deciding what best to give...

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