Hey! Big Project Done! Tomorrow’s the Fourth! I’m outta here. To all you fellow Americans, have a blast! We’re off to my brother’s house on the lake to watch fireworks, eat ribs, swim and listen to live big band jazz out on the lawn courtesy of the Johnny Lewis Band (my brother’s a sax and [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27228.html

Hubble decodes message saying “Welcome to Kolob” After hasty meeting with College of Cardinals, Pope plans to announce “Big Changes” in a speech tomorrow morning. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27230.html

When people ask if I believe in organized religion… I tell them, “No. I’m a Catholic.” This link (courtesy of Relapsed Catholic), gives some idea why. If Rome has this much trouble figuring out how to build a website (heck! I was able to build www.mark-shea.com after one phone conversation with a friend in July [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27231.html

I am *likin’* this Abp. O’Malley Guy!!! Extremely encouraging signs here and here. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27233.html

I am *likin’* this Abp. O’Malley Guy!!! Extremely encouraging signs here and here. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27232.html

God speaks! Says, “Hey!” Theologians are hard at work, laboring to interpret what He meant by that. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27236.html

God speaks! Says, “Hey!” Theologians are hard at work, laboring to interpret what He meant by that. [Read more...]

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God speaks! Says, “Hey!” Theologians are hard at work, laboring to interpret what He meant by that. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27234.html

A reader sez: You ought to get a discussion going about the new Terminator movie. I saw it yesterday and it was actually quite good. I had this opinion formed before I read the review on Decent Films or the Bishops movie page. I must say that I think Steve’s review was right on. I [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27239.html

A reader sez: You ought to get a discussion going about the new Terminator movie. I saw it yesterday and it was actually quite good. I had this opinion formed before I read the review on Decent Films or the Bishops movie page. I must say that I think Steve’s review was right on. I [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27238.html

A reader sez: You ought to get a discussion going about the new Terminator movie. I saw it yesterday and it was actually quite good. I had this opinion formed before I read the review on Decent Films or the Bishops movie page. I must say that I think Steve’s review was right on. I [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27237.html

We’ve heard lots of brilliant ideas for reforming the Church Destroy the hierarchy! Term limits for bishops! Let’s all gather round the altar and let laity preside! Now, I know these are tempting ideas for all thoughtful Catholics. But they’re just not ignorant enough of both Scripture and Tradition. They’re just not mindlessly reactive enough. [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27240.html

If poor children like these are allowed to reach birth, some will ask “Do such poor creatures have souls?” I will ask, “Do the monsters who manipulated them have souls?” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27242.html

If poor children like these are allowed to reach birth, some will ask “Do such poor creatures have souls?” I will ask, “Do the monsters who manipulated them have souls?” [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27241.html

Another reason to support the Church’s opposition to the death penalty Something tells me that the sentencing system in some states needs a little tweaking. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27243.html

One of the marks that something is BS… …is when the disconnect between words and deeds is a complete contradiction. So, for instance, when a bunch of aging Woodstockized nuns get together and say, “Let us let go of the limitations we frequently use to identify ourselves and the Congregation” you know that this almost [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27245.html

One of the marks that something is BS… …is when the disconnect between words and deeds is a complete contradiction. So, for instance, when a bunch of aging Woodstockized nuns get together and say, “Let us let go of the limitations we frequently use to identify ourselves and the Congregation” you know that this almost [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27244.html

Can’t… resist…joke You might say they boiled the hell out of it. [Read more...]

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I don’t wonder. I know. [Read more...]

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I don’t wonder. I know. [Read more...]

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So *that’s* the trouble! [Read more...]

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