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On Hope

Surprise! I’m back! Thanks to the kindness of readers with certain connections, I have been released from FB prison. So I am posting again since

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Dive into the Sheavings

Mark Shea Makes Senses Out of Scripture (and GKC)

G!: In your book By What Authority? and again your most recent book Making Senses Out of Scripture, you refer to Chesterton as your “hero.” How did he get to be your hero? Shea: I’ve always empathized with C.S. Lewis, who remarked that Chesterton made an “immediate conquest” of him. For me, Chesterton

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Temptation and Accusation

My best friend Dave and I both tend to be neurotic types who grapple with scruples. We both know this about each other and so, somehow, find it hilariously funny to voice aloud to each other the sorts of thoughts that pass through our own minds as we make the

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A common thread ties together the readings from Christmas till the end of January. On Christmas, of course, we have Jesus’ debut to the world at Bethlehem. On January 1, we hear about Jesus being seen by the shepherds. On the following Sunday, we see him being revealed to the

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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).

I can also be found on Facebook (here and here) and Twitter. If you like my work and want to see more of it, please become one of my supporters on Patreon…..