In a recent National Public Radio interview, columnist Maureen Dowd was asked about her writing habits. She mentioned she adheres to a very rigid schedule, writing at the same time, for the same number of hours every day. When the interviewer asked whether she felt inspired to write each time... more
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Anyone with a narrow, restricted view of discipline will have a hard time appreciating today’s readings.
Our Hebrews author provides us with a unique twist on the term when he writes, “My child, do not disdain the discipline of the Lord or lose heart when reproved by him; for whom... more
If Luke hadn’t written his two volume gospel, we’d probably have no parishes dedicated to Mary.
Matthew barely mentions Mary; Mark describes her as being part of a family delegation going to “take charge” of Jesus because they believe he’s gone off the deep end; John places her in... more
At a climatic moment in the musical Fiddler on the Roof, Tevye, the main character, has had it with God. Not only is he experiencing huge family problems, but the Russian authorities are about to expel him and his fellow Jews from their village of Anatevka. Looking up to heaven, he... more