Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 14, 2015

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February 6, 2015
'Je suis Charlie' honors a bigger principle
'Je suis Charlie' honors a bigger principle

Islamic extremists touched a particularly sensitive nerve in the West last month with the murders of cartoonists from the satirical French weekly, Charlie Hebdo.

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February 6, 2015
Do you know the rest of the story?
Do you know the rest of the story?

When it comes to news, the art of reading has become a lost art.

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January 30, 2015
A resolution for the rest of your life
A resolution for the rest of your life

What resolution would you like to make for a more enjoyable and peaceful 2015?

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By Father Eugene Hemrick
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January 30, 2015
Policing is not war

When a nation goes to war, it is a common practice to dehumanize the enemy.

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By John Garvey
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December 3, 2014
Helping the world, one family at a time
Helping the world, one family at a time

I belong to a Catholic group that gathers for prayer and good works. At a recent meeting, we discussed a project to help a refugee family resettle in our city.

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December 3, 2014
Working toward God's abundance for all

In the Catholic Relief Services guest dining room in Baltimore we have decorated the left wall with pictures of grains, plants, trees, water. The inscription reads: "We shall see the bounty of the Lord."

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December 3, 2014
Finding strength and peace through prayer
Finding strength and peace through prayer

When you think about it, faith and trust go hand in hand. People believe in the power of prayer because they believe they see results. They pray for strength to get through a challenge, and then they find the strength to overcome that obstacle.

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November 5, 2014
Answering the call to fight Ebola in Africa
Answering the call to fight Ebola in Africa

The attention of the world is focused on the spread of Ebola.

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November 4, 2014
Rendering God superfluous
Rendering God superfluous

The U.S. Air Force no longer requires "so help me God" to be part of the oath taken upon the enlistment of airmen or the commissioning of officers.

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November 3, 2014
Meditating on war's disabled veterans
Meditating on war's disabled veterans

A flame fueled by bubbles of gas rising through water in a star-shaped fountain greets visitors as they enter the new American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C. This powerful icon symbolizes the healing, cleansing quality of water with the enlightening and tempering power of the eternal fire.

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By Father Eugene Hemrick
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