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Well. This pope continues to amaze! Yesterday, in a really startling development of prudential judgment (not doctrine) for the Church, the Holy Father made a call for civil unions for gay folk: In a documentary that premiered Wednesday in Rome, Pope Francis called for the passage of civil union laws for same-sex couples, departing from
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A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Dr. Brett Salkeld and Deacon Eric Gurash, who live away up there in Saskatchewan, and recorded what turned out to be a couple of hours of material, which is way too long for most people to listen to in one sitting unless they live in Saskatchewan
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Here is something that genuinely took me by surprise: Not so fast: The political preferences of observant Catholics may not be what you think Would it surprise you to learn that among highly observant Catholics, Joe Biden is as popular as Donald Trump and trusted as much as the president to handle issues such as
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It’s fascinating to watch the guy who gave us Bob the Tomato in Veggie Tales trying to deprogram white Evangelicals from their faith in the GOP as God’s Party–and their complete blindness to their legacy of racism: The video is quite good and marks a hopeful sign in American Christianity, the willingness to put the

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About Mark Shea

I’m a Catholic writer. My works include Mary, Mother of the SonBy What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (Ignatius), 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) I’m also the author of 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). My latest book, The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic Social Teaching, will be out in October 2020 from New City Press.