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The psychological links to the sounds we hear — Father Eugene Hemrick

The variety of sounds in a city is bewildering. Recently I identified sounds I heard while standing on the corner of Connecticut Avenue in...
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Father Eugene Hemrick: More eloquence, please

FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK After making a giant step forward in modern communications, have we also taken two steps backward? Thanks to the internet, people are communicating...

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

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...

Hemrick: The Serenity Prayer directs us to practice courage

"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change." In pointing us to acceptance, the Serenity Prayer directs us to the heart...

Take a deeper look at the meaning behind the parable of the prodigal son

The King James Version of the Bible states that when the prodigal son "came to himself," he thought, "How many hired servants of my...

Viewpoint: ‘Be reconciled with your brother’

One summer, a young deacon preparing for the priesthood helped us at Mass. I remember standing outside of church after his first homily and...

Translate anger from sin to accomplishment

Wherever we look, anger is on the rise and is calling for a deeper look at its anatomy. Anger, which is one of the seven...
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Jealousy, the vice of vices, prevents love

By FATHER EUGENE HEMRICK Jealousy destroys families, companies, governments, religious progress and, worst of all, those infected by it. On the ruinous effects of jealousy, Anglo-Irish...

Be open to ‘fraternal correction’ to avoid typical pitfalls

By Father Eugene Hemrick "Get that idea out of your head!" While growing up, my mother was forever shouting out commands like this to keep me...

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