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Divine Irony

During Easter Season, and especially as we recall the Passion of Jesus, it is easy to remember that we tread in a minefield.  For instance, a culture that lives in the shadow of the Holocaust feels a twinge of uneasiness when we read in Matthew 27:25:  And all the people

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Down the Memory Hole

James Franklin is a man with a truly impressive forehead. If you were going only by the photo on his homepage you might suspect he was the next Bond supervillain. But in fact, he’s a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at University of New South Wales, so you know he’s pretty

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A Few Gratitudes

The center of our Faith is Eucharist. Eucharist means “thanksgiving”. That means that the center of our Faith is thanksgiving. It is in the form of a thanksgiving meal that our Lord chose to make Himself present to us. And He did so, shockingly, “on the night He was betrayed”.

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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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