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Reform or Remove Mark Shea

1st- With no formal education in theology or canon law, Mr. Shea presents himself as a qualified expert on the faith. The Catholic Church employs enough bishops, priests, deacons, and theology professors to articulate the faith without relying on untrained amateurs to publically represent our faith in the world. 

2nd- Mr. Shea represents his own personal political opinions as official Church doctrine, only vaguely relating his own opinions to Church teaching. All to often, those political opinions include personal attacks on pro-lifers and outspoken conservative priests, expressed support for Islamic terrorists and gay priests, bashing our troops, and slander against anyone who expresses preference for a Latin Mass.

3. Mr. Shea publically slanders anyone with whom he disagrees(including priests in good standing) as anti-Semites, racists, rednecks, heretics, homophobes, and other slurs.

Here is a sample of the writings and responses which many find abusive and contrary to our Catholic faith:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2012/05/a-gay-man-i-consider-a-saint.html

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2011/09/ever-vigilant.html

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/mark-shea/a-reader-plagued-by-scrupulosity-writes/

This posting contains a quote in which Shea personally attacks Fr. Frank Pavone of "Priests for Life":

http://www.prolifeblogs.com/articles/archives/2011/10/pavone_controve.php

And his online attacks on  "Human Life International":

http://throwthebumsoutin2010.blogspot.com/2012/09/mark-shea-orders-code-red-on-fr-peter.html 
 
 We are not asking that you terminate National Catholic Register/EWTN's association with Mr. Shea UNLESS he fails to respond to your repeated efforts to bring his work in line with Catholicism, in both content and tone. The ultimate hope is that his work will one day serve to fully reflect Catholic truth in content, tone, and focus.

 

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