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Worlds in Collision

One of the more interesting collisions waiting to happen is the coming head-on crash between those who believe in the American dogma of equality and those who believe in pure empiricism and skeptical rationalism. Often, these people occupy the same head, but they do not seem to realize that their

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May is the only month in the calendar whose name has been made into a verb. (March does not count because “to march” is not derived from the name of the month.) To “may” or to go “maying” is a splendid old European custom which has fallen into disuse in

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Praising is profoundly misunderstood in our culture. We tend to think of it in terms of either therapy or power. On the therapy end of things, we “praise” little kids in order to guard their fragile little egos. Similarly, we’ve all seen Stuart Smalley characters on TV, those “support group”

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About Mark Shea

Greetings! I’m Mark P. Shea, a Catholic author and blogger who’s also done a spot of podcasting and even acting here and there, as well as radio and TV work. My latest book, The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic Social Teaching was published in September 2020 by New City Press. Other works include By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (Ignatius), Mary, Mother of the SonThis is My Body: An Evangelical Discovers the Real Presence (Christendom), and Making Senses Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did (Basilica), Salt and Light:  The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life (Servant), The Heart of Catholic Prayer: Rediscovering the Our Father and the Hail Mary (Our Sunday Visitor) and The Work of Mercy:  Being the Hands and Heart of Christ (Servant).

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