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Mark Shea

Works of Mercy

Feed the Hungry
Norman Borlaug is not the sort of name you think of when it comes to world-historical heroism. A Norwegian Lutheran son of Iowa, he grew up on the prairie, went to college during the Depression where he studied the thoroughly unglamorous subject of agriculture, enjoyed wrestling, met his wife while waiting tables at a university Dinkytown coffee shop where they both worked, and had three kids. He never starred in a movie, never ran for office, never led men into battle, would not have been noticeable to you if you saw him in the street. More

More Works of Mercy

  1. Introduction to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

Sheavings

153 Fish and Related Matters
When Pope John Paul II died on April 2, 2005 there were any number of fascinating coincidences that surrounded his death. They were the sort of thing that make you go “hmmmm” and (if one is a wobbly agnostic) begin to suspect that maybe You Know Who has His hand in things after all. More

More Sheavings

  1. 5 Myths about 7 Books
  2. It Didn't Go Out with Vatican II
  3. Is the Second Coming Necessary?
  4. Are Saints "New Revelation?"
  5. The Trinity and Real Life
  6. Letters! Oh We Get Letters!
  7. What the Church Means by "Merit"
  8. Why Tithe?
  9. The Mother of the Son: The Case for Marian Devotion
  10. Purgatory? Where's That in the Bible?
  11. Are Sacraments Narrow
  12. "Too Much" vs. "Just Enough"
  13. Mere Theism: The Case for God
  14. "You Can't Legislate Morality"
  15. If Christ Has Not Been Raised: The Evidence for the Resurrection
  16. Asking Questions
  17. The Benefits of Belief
  18. Self-Control: The Unpopular Fruit of the Spirit
  19. The Temptation of Christ
  20. The Woman Taken in Adultery
  21. Toying with Evil: May a Catholic Advocate Torture?
  22. The Pope As Flag
  23. Who Do You Say I Am?
  24. Death and Laughter
  25. Prudence
  26. Between Atheism and the New Age
  27. Indulgences: The World's Most Misunderstood Spiritual Gifts
  28. No Harm Will Befall You
  29. Mercy
  30. What is Sacred Tradition?
  31. What is Salvation?
  32. Questioning in Faith
  33. How Tradition Gave Us the Bible
  34. Materialist Magic
  35. The Discovery of the Trinity
  36. Because It's True
  37. Materialist Magic
  38. An Examination of Conscience for Parents
  39. The Gift of Lent
  40. Catholic "Officialdom" and Theological Ambiguity
  41. Teaching the Theology of the Body
  42. Cooperating with the Creator: Birth Control and the Church
  43. Mortal Sins and Venial Sins
  44. How I Changed my Mind About Mary
  45. Why the Church has Creeds
  46. Three Guidelines for Reading Scripture
  47. Saints: Our Unseen Prayer Partners
  48. In Praise of Parrot Prayer
  49. Women Priests?
  50. Apologetics or Apologies?
  51. Between the Skeptic and the Fundamentalist: A Study In Balance
  52. In the Breaking of the Bread
  53. Mariaphobic Response Syndrome
  54. Mariaphobic Response Syndrome: Part II
  55. In Defense of Theology
  56. The Incoherence of Atheism
  57. The Incoherence of Atheism - Part II
  58. The Incoherence of Atheism - Part III
  59. Angels
  60. Angels - Part II
  61. Angels - Part III
  62. Two Kinds of Questions
  63. Intellectual Fisticuffs: Some Thoughts on the Apologetics Subculture
  64. What Has Jesus Changed?
  65. Why Catholics Don't Know What They're Talking About
  66. Technological Messianism
  67. Benedict in America
  68. Post-Atheism
  69. The Latest Historical Attack on Jesus Falls Flat
  70. Mary, Evolution and Michaelangelo's Chisel
  71. Praying for Atheists
  72. Paul the Convert
  73. Never in a Million Years
  74. Behold the Spam of God!
  75. What a Useful Word “Taboo” Is!
  76. A Tale of Two Covenants, Part One
  77. A Tale of Two Covenants, Part Two
  78. A Tale of Two Covenants, Part Three
  79. A Tale of Two Covenants, Part Four
  80. Be Not Afraid
  81. Treebeard in Rome
  82. Eupocrisy
  83. Why Catholics Distinguish Between Mortal and Venial Sin
  84. Saved by Christ, Not by Rules
  85. The Semi-Permeable Membranes of the Various Protestantisms
  86. The Perspicuity of Scripture and Other Creation Myths