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What are the seven corporal and seven spiritual works of mercy? What is their origin in Scripture? Are they still relevant today? How can we make them part of our lives? Reflecting on these pillars of Catholic social teaching, Mark P. Shea examines their history, practice, and meaning for Christians today. With wit and insight, he shines new light on these ancient traditions.

©2012 Mark P. Shea (P)2012 Franciscan Media

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“Brings the corporal and spiritual works of mercy into the 21st century.” (John Michael Talbot, musician, Founder and Spiritual Father, The Brothers and Sisters of Charity at Little Portion Hermitage)

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  • Richard A.
  • 11-05-21

Disappointing

I’ve been reading Shea’s blog for a few months and I really enjoyed his recent book on Catholic Social Teaching, but I did not like this book at all. Two thirds of it are digressions and his tone is just very smug with little humility. He’s clearly grown a lot in the last 10 years so I’m going to stick to his more recent work

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  • Kim Mihoda
  • 03-03-20

Wasn’t what I expected!

I expected it to be on the “Gift of Metcy”. I tried to listen anyways, but I couldn’t stay tuned in it. Sorry.