January 2005

Coincidence?

by Jimmy Akin

in Theology

A reader writes: James, Jimmy When I figured out that the Iraqi elections were scheduled on the anniversary of the eve of the Tet Offensive, I had a theological question I have never heard asked. Is it possible that embedded within history, in the unfolding of God’s plan (Divine Governance), are sort of historical ironies […]

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Camping On Sundays

by Jimmy Akin

in Liturgy

A reader writes: Hi Jimmy, You had a post on your blog about staying home from Mass when sick. Beside infirmity, are there any other legitimate reasons for staying home from Mass?  The particular situation I’m wondering about is going away on a camping trip. There are other reasons. The care of children is one, […]

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Communion In Austria

by Jimmy Akin

in Liturgy

A reader writes: I was recently visiting relatives in a small town outside Vienna, Austria, called Hinterbruel, and on Sunday assisted at Mass at the local parish, along with my family, to fulfill our Sunday obligation.  Though the Mass in German and so I could understand little of what was said, nevertheless the sacramental graces […]

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READER A writes: The question is : as today, many thinks that we baptise babies too easily (whereas parents life is completly out of the Church despite their baptism), can’t we say we mary people in the Church too easily? One can certainly argue this. I suspect it varies considrably from country to country as […]

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READER A writes: The question is : as today, many thinks that we baptise babies too easily (whereas parents life is completly out of the Church despite their baptism), can’t we say we mary people in the Church too easily? One can certainly argue this. I suspect it varies considrably from country to country as […]

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German OUTRAGE!

by Jimmy Akin

in Current Affairs

As an illustration of why the pope needs to issue a pan-European encyclical titled (in Latin) "Repent Or Go To Hell": A 25-year-old waitress who turned down a job providing "sexual services” at a brothel in Berlin faces possible cuts to her unemployment benefit under laws introduced this year. Under Germany’s welfare reforms, any woman […]

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A special holler out to Chris St. Jean for doing the January 2004 shows! (Part of the Volunteer Program.) LISTEN TO THE SHOW. DOWNLOAD THE SHOW. HIGHLIGHTS: Despite his assertion to the contrary in Matthew 24:36, does Jesus in fact know the "day and hour" of the end of the world? How should we interpret […]

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Michio Kaku is a Japanese American physicist. Educated at Harvard and Berkeley. Taught at Princeton. Teaches at City Univeristy of New York. HERE’S AN INTERESTING (IF LONG) ARTICLE BY HIM. In the article, he says a number of interesting things (excerpts): The universe is out of control, in a runaway acceleration. Eventually all intelligent life […]

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Michio Kaku is a Japanese American physicist. Educated at Harvard and Berkeley. Taught at Princeton. Teaches at City Univeristy of New York. HERE’S AN INTERESTING (IF LONG) ARTICLE BY HIM. In the article, he says a number of interesting things (excerpts): The universe is out of control, in a runaway acceleration. Eventually all intelligent life […]

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By voting in their first free elections in 50 years and getting their index fingers stained purple to show that they’ve voted, that is. GET THE STORY.

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