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The Holy Spirit: The Lord
As we shall see in more detail presently, the Holy Spirit, since he is God, is present from the very beginning. And since he is
The Holy Spirit: Introduction
Pentecost having been celebrated on Sunday, I thought it would be good time to take a look at the Creed’s teaching on the Third Person
The Holy Ghost by John Donne
O Holy Ghost, whose temple IAm, but of mud walls and condensed dust,And being sacrilegiouslyHalf wasted with youth’s fires, of pride and lustMust with new storms be
Dive into the Sheavings
Forgiveness: What’s Left When the Excuses Run Out
She married just out of high school and never managed to get to college. She lived in relative poverty with her husband, and had four children with him through the 80s. They pursued a counter-culture life, avoiding American materialism and seeking to live as a couple committed to the values
Why We’re Called the Catholic Church
G. K. Chesterton once remarked that Catholics agree about everything; it is only everything else they disagree about. That is to say, Catholics (and by this he meant “Catholics who know and believe their Faith”) agree on a few cosmic truths summarized in the creeds, prayers, sacraments, and common life of the
Bilbo, Frodo, and Relics
Once, as I was waiting for Mass to begin, an acquaintance of mine came bustling up, sat down next to me and whispered excitedly, “Guess what I have?” She then produced from her pocket a little round box the size of a watch. It had a glass lid and in
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 Son, This 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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