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Ten Commandments: The Fourth Commandment

With the Fourth Commandment (“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you” (Exodus 20:12)), we begin to enter into territory that is closer to what we call “natural law”. Basically, the command to honor your father and

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The Interior Life of Atheism

Recently I ran a series of articles on The Incoherence of Atheism in the Register. As a result, I’ve received inquiries for advice from readers with loved ones tempted by atheism.  Not infrequently such inquiries center on what arguments are effective. This is understandable. Arguments are important. The existence of God is a philosophical, not a religious

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The Future Isn’t What it Used to Be

Here’s a really cool site called Paleo-Future, devoted to chronicling the History of the Future.  I’ve often thought such a subject would make a great book.  After all, people have been making predictions forever. So, it would really be fun to see how the Assured Prophecies of Yesterday have panned out.

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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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