By the way, thanks for being a terrific bunch of readers! I am overwhelmed each day by how impressive and *good* you people are. I hope somebody in your life tells you that from time to time. I get so much intelligent, charitable, challenging, and thoughtful mail from so many people that it gives me [Read More...]

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Speaking of Sayers You should really read The Mind of the Maker. The best look at the process of artistic creativity from a Trinitarian perspective there is. Plus, she’s just a damn fine writer. [Read more...]

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Here’s a very sensible take on orthodox Catholic feminism …as distinct from lunatic mainstream and secular feminism. Uh-oh! Now I’m *really* showing my colors as a sinister “neo-Catholic”! Alert the media! Yes, it’s true. I think the Holy Father (and John Augustine) are simply right. For more of my trademark brand of dangerous Christian feminism, [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2002/10/29184.html

The Agenda Post-it Note Phenomenon Gee. What a surprise. Catholics for Baby Killing is involved in UN meddling with the Church. Anybody can see that increasing the slaughter of the unborn will keep kids safe. This is but one example of the Agenda Post-It Note Phenomenon. Take any popular cause, write your peculiar agenda (no [Read More...]

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Here’s something hopeful from China God is at work under the ice. By the way, if you’ve never read him, check out Timothy Garton Ash’s books like The Magic Lantern about Europe coming out from under the Commies in the late 80s. European experience doesn’t map perfectly to the Chinese (who are still in the [Read More...]

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New blog! [Read more...]

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Jim McDermott, Our Congressoid McDermott is a Congressman from the Soviet of Washington. His district is the one my parish is in, but don’t let that sway your view of my parish. It’s the University of Washington parish (besides the Newman Center) and about half the parishioner live outside the parish (and the congressional district). [Read more...]

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Remember the priest who wrote to tell Catholics they should be prochoice? Cardinal Maida forced him to apologize. Good work, Cardinal! [Read more...]

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One of the perks of being a writer… … is that you sometimes have unexpected opportunities to be a hero to your kids. Case in point: Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie. My pal, Steven Greydanus at Decent Films self-confessedly “doesn’t get vegetables”. I, on the other hand, have a weakness for Veggie Tales (favorite Silly [Read More...]

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Josh Claybourn makes things extremely clear [Read more...]

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Speaking of GKC…. The Seattle G.K. Chesterton Society kicks off its new year of meetings this October 8. The Chesterton Society is a joint effort of laypeople and academics from Seattle University, the University of Washington, and Seattle Pacific University, devoted to discussing life, the universe and everything from the perspective of the Catholic intellectual [Read More...]

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A reader asks: You have posted a few times about the relationship between ancient mythology and folklore and Christianity, mainly along the lines of what C.S. Lewis wrote on the topic. I was wondering if you know of any books that talk about mythology and legends from a Christian standpoint? There are a few books [Read More...]

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