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Recent Posts

I thought I’d share a little conversation I had a year or so ago with an atheist friend I’ve come to love and admire. It was held not long after All Saints and All Souls, so it pertinent to this month in which we think

I will be reading chapter of A Christmas Carol through every Sunday of Advent. Enjoy!

My Advent present to my loved ones–and to my readers. It starts today and I will do the remaining four staves on each Sunday of Advent!

that normally accompanies Thanksgiving, I thought I would offer this reflection by one of the most grateful mystics who ever lived–G.K. Chesterton–on another of the most grateful mystics who ever lived–St. Francis of Assisi. For the point of Thanksgiving is praise of God, not Pilgrims,

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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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