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Parting thoughts on editorial writing and importance of the Catholic press Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 02, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

When he named me editor of the Catholic Herald in 1986, Bishop Cletus F. O’Donnell expressed his confidence in me and encouraged me to write “one solid editorial” every week.

I’ve lived up to his request. In these 34 years, I estimate I’ve written almost 1,600 editorials.

As I retire as editor, it caused me to reflect on why the bishop emphasized writing editorials. Contrary to most straight news articles, editorials not only give information, but they express a point of view and often urge action.

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God and country tell us to love our neighbor Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jun. 11, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

The tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has caused us to be more aware of the racism and injustice that have plagued our country for centuries.

At this time, we as Catholics and citizens of the United States should remember what God and our country have taught us about the equality of all people.

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Follow healthy practices Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 11, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

As the state opens up, and I look around seeing bigger gatherings, I am tempted to join in. Staying physically apart is difficult even when the science is there to tell me it is important. It’s human nature that I don’t like someone telling me what to do, especially if it’s extra work in a difficult situation.

The science of COVID-19, however, tells me that no matter what a court says, staying apart and continuing safe practices may “curtail my rights,” but it will keep my family healthier.

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