No, not that Mark. This Mark!
Mark P. Shea WAS A NOT SO popular NEO-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. NOT ANYMORE! 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.
It seems that the National Catholic Register has finally had enough of him and the LifeSiteNews story may have been the final straw.
There is a greater matter here. What is going on at National Catholic Register that would allow these writers to write unedited blog posts? The same thing happened a few weeks ago with John Paul Schimek. The Register has a serious problem that it needs to address.
While it would be wrong to rejoice in somebody's misfortune, having been directly on the receiving end of his hypocrisy, rage and false-mercy, it reminds me of the old phrase, "what comes around, goes around."
Schimek - gone.
Shea - gone.
What neo-Cath will be next?