Tuck’s Blog

Better to Be an Atheist?

Last Thursday, Pope Francis surprised a lot of people when he suggested that people are better off being atheists than being hypocritical Catholics. Now, one would think that Francis has something of a vested interest in getting as many people being Catholic as possible. After all, large organizations draw their power and influence (and money)…

On Fiddling on Roofs

Today’s reading from Mark 7 ends with common people seeing Jesus heal a deaf-mute man and exclaiming, “He has done everything well” (7:37). This ringing endorsement was not exactly shared by the religious leaders who opposed Jesus from the very beginning of Mark’s book. That opposition began in chapter 2; by 3:6 the Pharisees have decided…

On Loving Neighbors

Our twenty-sixth annual Super Bowl party is in the books… and it was a game for the books!  People rooting for the Falcons (which seemed to be about everyone except me) enjoyed the whole game except for the ending!  Thanks for all who turned out to make our special gathering… special. An extra helping of “thank you”…

You’re Gonna Make It After All

“You’re gonna make it after all.” I’m beginning to wonder how long I’m going to make it before I get that song out of my head! It’s been a week since Mary Tyler Moore died, and the chorus from her TV show is staying on virtual repeat in my head! I was just starting high…