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Faith and Reason

It used to be that Christians saw no conflict between Faith and Reason. C.S. Lewis, in THE DISCARDED IMAGE, remarks that if there is any

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A Christian Approach to Purity

Last week, we looked at the Pharisaic approach to purity and contrasted it with Jesus’ approach. As we noted, it is easy to turn the Pharisees into cartoon villains and not see them as human beings who made… pretty much the same mistakes many of us make today. They saw

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Hail Mary: Full of Grace

At the time Gabriel appeared to Mary, there was an emperor who ruled the known world. His name was Augustus Caesar. A common greeting among citizens of the empire at that time was “Hail Caesar!” Caesar, while originally a proper name, had already begun to morph into a title (a

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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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