"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mark Shea has revved up the blog again.

St. Mark, Andrea Mantegna


After several writers moved on and off the Patheos Catholic channel - Mark focused on his NCRegister column - now he's back writing Catholic and Enjoying It as well.

I'm really glad.  He's one of the most honest Catholic writers online.  I've always liked him for that.

That's all I've got - check him out though - he's back with a vengeance, as they say out West.  He's so not happy about what some in pro-life leadership are saying about who we must support in the upcoming elections.  I really needed to read that from Mark.

Frank Weathers is back too.  I like him.  In fact, he's one of the nicest Catholics online.



If only Kat would come back now.
I just can't get used to her new look and girl-talk on Aleteia
or the talk show bits she did with David G. -
not that's there's anything wrong with that.



Song for this post here.

16 comments:

  1. Oh joy...let the un-charitable, provocative, click-bait postings resume...

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    1. No you don't. But like I said, you're blog often does. There are certainly moments of goodness, but far too many of the posts seem intentionally written in such a way as to illicit as much of an angry response as possible.

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    2. No Mark Shea. You are just darn awesome.

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  2. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control" (Galatians 5:22-23a).

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  3. I show up, they leave.

    I leave, they go back.

    (Correlation, not causation)

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  5. Welcome back, Mark! Mr. Frank Weathers I only read once in awhile. Kat who? Whatever ...

    I stopped blog cruisin long ago since it became a tedious bore. I am calmer about lots of stuff as a result. Yours is still the best blog, Terry. <3

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  6. Mark is back in time to so that he can clarify what many will and are already getting wrong and in fits about...

    "Pope Francis said today he would set up a commission to study women deacons in the early Church, a proposal that has often been discussed by modern theologians such as Cardinals Carlo Martini and Walter Kasper.
    He replied: “I accept. It would be useful for the Church to clarify this question. I agree."

    Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/blog/edward-pentin/pope-to-set-up-commission-to-study-possibility-of-women-deacons/#ixzz48TU7inAD

    Some, such as Fr. Martin are alluding to the fact that this "move is hugely significant. We are talking about reopening the discussion about ordaining women. And to reiterate, a deacon presides at baptisms, funerals and weddings, all occasions of preaching."

    All of this just when he has only agreed to "study women deacons in the early Church."

    Welcome back for sure, Mark!

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    1. Thanks, kind reader!

      Clearly, the only thing to do about all this deacon bidness is to panic, wet ourselves, set our hair on fire, and run in circles, screaming.

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    2. Can't go wrong with any of that! It is amusing though just how wishful thinking folks distort the old news. Ah well ... ^^

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  7. Thanks for your kind words, TJ! God love and bless you through Christ our Lord.

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  8. Good grief! When will God rid the world of heretics and hate mongers like Mark? I was so glad when he quit the blog. I only wish the NCR would fire him for his constant hate mongering toward traditional Catholic and the republican party.

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    1. God bless you, Aloysius!

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  9. Oh, and I believe all that the Holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and proclaims is revealed by God--including the part where laypeople in comboxes have zero authority to excommunicate their brethren merely because of disagreements about aesthetics and refusal to prostrate oneself to political idols.

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