By Tom Quiner
Mark Shea is a liberal Catholic author, speaker and blogger.
At times, he irritates the socks off of me with his smug put downs of conservatives. Other times, he truly speaks to me in his passionate defense of the Church’s teachings on Life, Creation, and Marriage. He’s that rare, modern liberal who actually publicly (and proudly) opposes human abortion.
Today was one of his good days. I glanced at his Facebook page, and he crafts the perfect response to the insufferable feminist’s comment above.
“This is a contemporary secular form of what the Pharisee, praying loudly on the street corner, was attempting to achieve in Jesus’ day. There’s an ostentatious quality to it. It professes to be self-abnegation but it is really a kind of vanity and pompous display designed to garner approval and power. It’s a million miles from real contrition and humility.”
Good work, Mark Shea!