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…I thought it would be good to have a Thomist back again to nourish mind and soul with another interesting discussion. Today, Fr. Edward Krasevac, OP tackles the question of whether Thomas’ conception of natural law is primarily a theological or philosophical concept. Some eager

Here is a classic sort of Inspirational Poster you can find in a million places: This passage gets quoted times without number, overlaid on a piece of gorgeous photography or a painting suggesting something to the effect that “How Great Thou Art” was intended by

Some years ago, a friend of mine who is doing the work of a Catholic evangelist in Asia was chatting with me about Pope Francis’s vision of evangelization. This was around the time of the Synod on the Family and the many fake cries of

One of the things that makes for effective communication is being aware of who is listening to you and who you are speaking to. So, for instance, one can say with literal and strict exactitude that “Everybody needs oxygen.” This is a universally applicable statement

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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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