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Recent Posts

Two Items for a Saturday

First, this tonic for those being gaslit by MAGA liars that anybody but themselves is responsible for the treasonous riot and assassination attempt against Congress: Second, Where Peter Is has a very warm review for my book The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic

Over on the Book of Face, a friend of mine quoted a passage from C.S. Lewis that I generally agree with: Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under

I had a conversation recently with a graduate of Franciscan University. Before it became more or less a full-time hatchery for MAGA Catholics, dedicated to the proposition that there is no President but Trump and Vigano is his prophet, Franciscan used to be about proclaiming

Mea Maxima Culpa

I’ve been praying about this for some time and the events of last week finally compelled me to write this. It’s not a big secret that I have been horrified by the rise of MAGA Christianity and the profound antichrist evil I believe it to

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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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