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About a decade ago, I went to confession for the umpteenth time for a sin I had struggled with for years: gluttony. I had confessed it again and again, made a firm purpose of amendment — and gone right back out and fallen flat on

Over on the Book of Face, I posted this cartoon with some commentary: To my amusement, various folk replied. One wrote: “Yeah, I believe in Intelligent Falling. No other way cats’ feet and the buttered side of toast would always hit the ground first”, which

He writes over on the Book of Face: Prediction: Tim Scott or Nikki Haley is the Republican nominee in 2024. You’re dreaming. It will be some white supremacist dumbass like Cotton or some repulsive tool like Cruz. It may even be Trump again, though I

Saturdays are good days for exploring all the features of your new teleportation device.

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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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