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Mark Shaw

Vibrant Vintage Photos Of 'The Kennedys' In All Their Glory

Posted 09.17.2012 | Arts

Life magazine photographer Mark Shaw was more than just the Kennedys' unofficial photographer, he was their close friend and confidant. Through vi...

Thomas Merton, Mark and Miracles

Mark Shaw | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Shaw

For me, hitting the ripe young age of 65 meant that having my own kids was near impossible. To have a child and grandchildren I never knew existed is a dream come true.

Thomas Merton, Rock Stars, and the Enablers that Serve Them

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Shaw

Let's see who the enablers are, and who those are who stand up and condemn their words.

The Catholic Church: A Church In Denial

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Pope Benedict has the opportunity to start a cleansing process in his Church. Will he be courageous and act with authority, or simply attempt to sweep this latest scandal under the rug?

Famous Merton Book Must Be Recalled Due to Censorship

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Thomas Merton's story, as portrayed in The Seven Storey Mountain, was an intentionally watered-down version of what really occurred during his pre-Gethsemani years- the result of a concerted effort to disguise a tormented sinner as some sort of a plastic saint rehabilitated through monastic practices.

The Thomas Merton Book 'They' Don't Want You to Read

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Shaw

Every author risks unfavorable review when he or she writes a book. Hemingway received poor reviews and contemporary writers have also not been immune to such undesirable reception.