February 2005

Animal rights activists are outraged over Kraft Foods’ new line of gummi roadkill candies, like the gummi roadkill snake on the left. Sigh. . . . You fill in the story from here. No, wait. . . . Excerpts: "It sends the wrong message to children, that it’s OK to harm animals. And that’s the […]

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Masonry Book Recommend

by Jimmy Akin

in Books

A reader writes: Thanks for all you do, God is smiling on you! Since Relevant Radio has move C.A. spot to 2pm I rarely get a change to hear your wisdom any more. I caught a bit last week, a listener asked about free masonry and you refer him to a book by Fr. Whelan […]

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HERE’S AN ARTICLE THE PROCLAIMS THAT JOHN PAUL II HAS NO LIVING WILL. The basis for the claim? He hasn’t showed one to his doctors. This, along with the article’s repeated snarky comments about the pope "imposing his will" on the Church, demonstrates the MSM’s cluelessness about such matters. The fact that the pope hasn’t […]

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Starting A Blog

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

Down yonder, a commenter writes: Congrats, buddy [on your fixed blogiversary]! You have been an inspiration to me for a long time, and now I have been inspired to start my own blog concerning Christianity and the arts (esp. Catholicism and Visual arts). Any advice? Yes, three pieces: READ THIS SERIES OF ARTICLES (Cowboy hat […]

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Foot Washing

by Jimmy Akin

in Liturgical Year

A reader writes: Do the rubrics for Holy Thursday allow the priest the was the feet of 6 men and 6 women? Can you point out where I might find a definitive answer? I am told that Rome says, "no" but that the U.S. Bishops have given permission for this as a "cultural adaptation". A […]

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Japanese Senior Dolls

by Jimmy Akin

in Abortion

Japan has one of the highest abortion rates in the world. As a result, they have a rapidly greying population. As a result, the wave of Japanese seniors frequently has no children to take care of them, or at least no children in their homes. As a result, Japanese toy companies like Bandai have turned […]

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A reader writes: A question — what’s being done about the Feast of the Annunciation this year?  The usual date is March 25, but this year Good Friday falls on that date. Believe it or not, the Annunciation is being transferred to April 4th this year, more than a week after its usual date of […]

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2050: 9,000,000,000

by Jimmy Akin

in Economics

The U.N. Population Division now estimates that there will be 9 billion people alive in 2050. That’s about 40% more than are alive now, and a number that the Earth can easily support if nations do not put economic barriers in the way of the free flow of resources (food, etc.). In my view, the […]

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Okay, this is cool. Y’know how bloggers will sometimes put updates welcoming visitors from other blogs who have linked them? Well, my post on Sharona leaving Monk has been getting a ton of hits from Google. In fact, it’s the top page Google gives you if you type in "sharona leaves monk." Only problem was, […]

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by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

. . . that’s the number of e-mails in my gmail inbox at the moment. It’s significant because I’m using my gmail inbox as my staging area for e-mails I want to take action on (either blogging, sending a private reply, etc.). Making the switch to gmail has made it much easier for me to […]

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