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Recently, I did a podcast with Claude Blanc, the Editor for New City Press, about my new book The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic Social Teaching. You can listen to it here!: You can also, if you prefer, hear it on Apple Podcasts > https://apple.co/2k9TdI6orGoogle Podcasts > http://bit.ly/2lL09Mu In addition, The Church’s Best-Kept
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John Médaille, who has taught at the staunchly conservative Catholic University of Dallas but who now routinely gets denounced as a “liberal Catholic” for not buying the MAGA bull, sees the shell game. It gets harder and harder to believe MAGA Catholics are blind to what he sees and easier and easier to believe they spend
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Reader Raphael Saint-Christian Winters send along this interesting piece of work he wrote for his Facebook page: Trads, Anti-Papism, and Racism An Examination of Trad Pre-Vatican 2 History in America with particular focus on Traditional Catholic anti-papal resistance of the 1950’s, 1910’s, and 1840’s as well as a comparison of arguments used to justify slave
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A fine essay from Daniel Finn: For the last four decades, a number of “neoconservative” Christian scholars have worked to great benefit in articulating the moral foundations of capitalism and its positive moral effects in socializing market participants. This has been much-needed work, as the Christian churches still have not grappled adequately with the systematic

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About Mark Shea

I’m a Catholic writer. My works include Mary, Mother of the SonBy What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition (Ignatius), This 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) I’m also the author of 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). My latest book, The Church’s Best-Kept Secret: A Primer on Catholic Social Teaching, will be out in October 2020 from New City Press.