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This blog receives no government funding. It also receives no commercial funding. It’s largely a labor of love. However, in addition to love, I also enjoy food, shelter, electricity, and running water. So do my adorable Dickensesque children and my sweet kindly Christian wife (who would gladly prepare a hot meal for you if you were a hungry stranger at our door). Because of this ongoing need for tangibles which require me to give somebody filthy lucre, I have a PayPal button over here


so that people who think they consistently derive some benefit from this blog can help me support my fambly while I try to do some good work here in cyberspace and elsewhere.

Those who cavil at donating to the blog are encouraged to help me help myself by making me a member of the democratic free market system commended by Pope John Paul II in Centissimus Annus. You can do this by buying my (autographed by the author!!! The perfect Christmas gift!!!!) books and tapes. And if you like the personal touch, and your parish, diocese or conference is looking for a fun and informative speaker about things Catholic, then consider hiring me. The groups I’ve addressed in (but not limited to) such places as DC, Virginia, Indiana, Washington, Arkansas, Kansas, New Zealand and the far flung Islets of Langerhans will tell you “Hire Shea. He’s a blast!” Check out my speaking info here. And don’t miss me when I speak in Kalamazoo on December 7! See my calendar for details.

Well, I’m outta here for the weekend. You kids don’t put no beans up your noses.