A reader writes a very kind letter about Mary, Mother of the Son

Sez he: I am a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Seattle starting my first year of the theology at Mount Angel Seminary. I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for your trilogy, Mary Mother of the Son. Even though I grew up praying the rosary every night with my family and [Read More...]

The Assumption of Mary

…is being celebrated over at the Register by Yr. Obdt. Svt. [Read more...]

Mary, Mother of the Son is Here!

Just spoke with the publisher. I will have copies by Friday and will get them out to all who have pre-ordered it! If you want a copy click on this beeyootiful cover and join the pre-order. It will arrive, signed and everything, shortly! [Read more...]

A reader puzzle about Mary as co-Redemptrix…

over at the Register. Don’t forget, you can pre-order Mary, Mother of the Son here. [Read more...]

The Mackerel Snapper Blog…

…on the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Just a reminder, you can pre-order a copy of the new single volume, unabridged, revised and expanded Mary, Mother of the Son, signed and everything, by ordering it from me. Just click on the beautiful shiny cover below: Here is the publisher’s description of the book: Mark P. Shea’s [Read More...]

A Protestant Reader Who Wants to be Catholic writes…

 I just wanted to thank you for your article about Marian devotion, which I found incredibly helpful and enlightening. http://catholiceducation.org/articles/apologetics/ap0173.html I came to faith in Christ in a Baptist church here in the UK, but then moved to a Church of Christ fellowship a few years later and eventually went to Bible college and was [Read More...]

Mary, Mother of the Son is back!

Excellent news!  Mary, Mother of the Son is at the printers and will be available very soon.  If you want a signed dead tree version, you can click on this really-quite-beautiful-if-I-do-say-so-myself cover and pre-order now… or you can click here as well, or wait a while till it becomes available for various forms of e-book [Read More...]

Indexing Mary, Mother of the Son

So Mary, Mother of the Son is currently in the final stages of production at Marytown Press. However, the big hangup is the rather elephantine index. They have very limited staff to do this and it’s been taking forever. If memory serves, some of youse guys do indexing professionally. If so, and you are looking [Read More...]

“Oh White Lady…

Faith as a Struggle” is one more reason to love Brad Birzer. [Read more...]

I’ve never seen a statue of Mary like this before

And now that I think about that, I wonder why and I wonder why such depictions are almost never made?  Any clues?  Was it somehow thought irreverent to show her pregnant?  That seems weird to me, but then what do I know about the Western artistic tradition.  Anyone?  Bueller? [Read more...]

Reader Shaun McAfee sends along…

…seven reasons to believe in the Perpetual Virginity of Mary. [Read more...]

A Protestant Reader Grappling with Mary Writes:

I was recently reading your three books on Mary, Mother of the Son. Having a non-catholic background, being married to a catholic and raising our 5 children together, the issue of Mary has constantly troubled me.  Fortunately, my wife and I share common beliefs in terms of our faith on the vast majority of matters; [Read More...]


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