When Linda Mercadante moved out of her seminary office, she had to sort through 83 linear feet of books from over three decades of teaching. →By Albert Haley
"Any suburban anomaly, / any exception to the too rigid rule / is sufficient cause for angelic mirth." →
"When our fathers died nearly one year apart to the day, my husband Fred and I came face to face with our differing religious views of the afterlife." →
Clergy in the MediaBy Lynn Domina
The writers of Law & Order: SVU seem to view nuns like Sr. Peg positively specifically because they’re not part of the hierarchy. →
Clerics in the Media
Father Phil from The Sopranos demonstrates that even the best of clerics find themselves wrestling with their human nature. →
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Faith & CultureThe writers of Law & Order: SVU seem to view nuns like Sr. Peg positively specifically because they’re not part of the hierarchy.A good day of deleting feels like a successful day of purging your closet, cleaning your kitchen, or weeding your garden.When editor Charnell Peters sent out her first rejections to writers, she added a desperate whisper: “Please don’t hate me!”What is it like reading through submissions at a literary journal? Finding the proverbial needle in the haystack calls for ruthless efficiency.In our new series on editing, acquisitions editor Valerie Weaver-Zercher describes the "holy jealousy" that sometimes occurs when working with writers.
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