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The basis of a healthy defense of the human person from conception to natural death is what it always was: seeing the dignity of the
And she wrote this because she is not going to take it anymore and hope other Christians will follow suit: Op-Ed: Catholic Republican to Catholic
…for the Fourth. Here it is, in US Catholic: With some people, patriotism has fallen on hard times. A man I know summed up the
Dive into the Sheavings
In Luke’s gospel, the “Our Father”, like so much else in Jesus’ teaching, is occasioned by a request from his disciples: “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples” (Luke 11:1). This should get our attention, because it is typical of Jesus’ method of revelation that, instead of
One of the many things I don’t understand about atheists is their curious insistence on saying the religion is a purely natural phenomenon, coupled with their great outrage at religion. It gets odder the longer you contemplate it. On the one hand, God does not exist. On the other hand,
I’ve always felt that evolution is so fascinating to its friends and foes alike, not only because it has real explanatory power for certain aspects of why organisms act like they do and are built like they are, but even more because evolution embodies one of the great mythic stories of the
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).