An offering for April 4

From my book Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes and a Joyful Life: Blessed Are Those Persecuted for Righteousness’ Sake When I was in fourth grade, a rerun of The Twilight Zone was interrupted by a news bulletin announcing that somebody named Martin Luther King had been shot. I had not the foggiest idea who [Read More…]

The Marian Helpers Center in Stockbridge, MA

…is running a ten commandments series at . Here’s the most recent entry in the series: The others are linked at the bottom of the page. Speaking of the Ten Commandments, those of your interested in learning more about them–and about the Beatitudes that form the basis of the Church’s moral teaching–by all means [Read More…]

Hey Western Washington!

I’ll be speaking at St. Philomena parish in Des Moines, WA this evening at 7 PM.  We’ll be talking about the Beatitudes. The Beatitudes crown the Ten Commandments and show us the way to complete happiness through the highly paradoxical teaching of Jesus, field-tested by the saints and shown to be true. Come and take [Read More…]

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle sez….

of Salt and Light: The Commandments, The Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life: A refreshing look at Catholic moral teaching, specifically the Ten Commandments and the Beatitudes; Salt and Light guides every one of us, brokenness and all, joyfully towards our ultimate happiness and peace in Christ: our beatitude. You’re in for a treat! I highly [Read More…]

Thanks, Lizzie!

Lizzie Scalia writes a cheerful review of Salt and Light, which we writers always like to hear. Grazie! [Read more…]

Coming at the End of January from Yr Obdt Svt.

Salt and Light: The Commandments, the Beatitudes, and a Joyful Life Why do you need this book? First, because of what this fat guy says: Second, because of my awesome use of the Oxford Comma in the subtitle. So click on the link above and pre-order. I will send you a signed copy immediately, since [Read More…]

Unsolicited Testimonials

Quoth a reader: “Mark Shea’s book on the works of mercy (conveniently titled “The Work of Mercy“) is AWESOOOOOME.” Modesty forbids me from commenting myself. If you fear he is inaccurate, my recommendation is to click the link above, purchase a copy for yourself (autographed!), read it, and then make your own judgment. Also, don’t [Read More…]

The Problem with Casual Blasphemy…

…is that it’s casual: It is one of the clearest symptoms of a culture that has become, as our so emphatically is, utterly trivial at its core. We are a Paris Hilton people who clutch at the power, but not the responsibility, of gods. Those who make blasphemous statements or issue “Blasphemy Challenges” think that [Read More…]