Mark Shea, Author at EpicPew

Mark Shea

Mark P. Shea is a popular Catholic writer and speaker. The author of numerous books, his most recent work is The Work of Mercy (Servant) and The Heart of Catholic Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). Mark contributes numerous articles to many magazines, including his popular column “Connecting the Dots” for the National Catholic Register. Mark is known nationally for his one minute “Words of Encouragement” on Catholic radio. He also maintains the Catholic and Enjoying It blog. He lives in Washington state with his wife, Janet, and their four sons.

Having a Place

I live in a small post-war bedroom community north of Seattle.  We moved here about 25 years ago and have loved our cozy hobbit hole ever since.  It’s a three-bedroom cinder block house with a back yard for growing rambunctious little boys into large lumbering men with hulking bodies carrying around witty, kind faces on big beardy heads.

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Re-Defining Greatness

When we think of “greatness” we tend to think of realms like the political or the arts.  Lincoln was a great President.  The Beatles were a great rock band.  Casablanca was a great film. Greatness is not necessarily co-terminous or identical with goodness.  Alexander the Great was great, but not particularly good.  He had a colossal

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