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Recent Posts

Gloomy Gusses and naysayers will doubtless say this is a bad idea, but hear them out!

Now that the decent, considerate, intelligent, well-informed, and thoughtful have gotten vaccinated for the very simple fact that it is the right thing to do, we are left with the rest of the country, roughly half, who are unvaccinated against a Pandemic that is again

Over at Where Peter Is, Mike Lewis looks at a recent teapot tempest among the Francis Haters who, like the enemies of Jesus, are forever vigilant to try to catch him in his words in order to accuse him, because the idea that they could

In US Catholic circles there are two conversations happening regarding Critical Race Theory: the Idiot Conversation and the Sane Conversation. The Idiot Conversation, which takes all its cues from Tucker Carlson and MAGA Thought Influencers is going this way: Critical Race Theory will re-write your

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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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