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Recent Posts

On March 24, the eve of the Annunciation, when God entered the world to begin the work of destroying death, the veil that covers all the nations, the State of Virginia joined the civilized world by outlawing the death penalty, to the delight of the

It’s a wide-ranging discussion that talks not only about Cleese’s work on creativity, humor, and meaning, but also about McGilchrist’s work debunking materialism. Cleese seems to me to be working his way toward some form of spirituality.

We finish our discussion of the Resurrection (cribbed from Chapter 8 of my Creed book) with a discussion of the significance of Jesus’ Resurrection on the third day, our heritage of the Jewish conception of time, and the transformative effect the Resurrection has on that

The Senses of Scripture

To understand the Sign of the Third Day, it is first of all necessary to understand how early Christians and Jews read their own sacred texts. Today’s discussion does that so that tomorrow’s discussion will make sense. *** Reading the Bible as the First Christians

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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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