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Thanksgiving: An Odd Reconciliation

Mark Twain once remarked that when he was fifteen his father was the stupidest man alive, but by the time he turned twenty-five he was surprised at how much the guy had learned in ten years. That pattern can be seen all over the place. Consider the Pilgrims’ Progress over

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Catholic Dramedy

You enter a ritual space and take your seat in the midst of a large audience. At the front (or perhaps in the middle) of the hall you are in (often it is a vast and airy hall) is a ritual space that is marked off from the space you

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The Parable of the Dishonest Steward

Scripture includes some of the clearest and most impenetrably obscure texts in the world. At the “clear” end of the spectrum, Amos rages in prophetic fury against “you who trample the needy and destroy the poor of the land” and against those who “buy the lowly man for silver, and

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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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