March 2005

Ever since I was a child I’ve been fascinated with dates.  Just ask my family.  I’m the go-to person for the birthdates of relations near and distant.  Since becoming a Catholic, this natural interest has developed into a love of the liturgical year.  Whenever something significant happens, I look up the date to see if […]

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Food Tube Ethics

by Jimmy Akin

in Moral Theology

A reader writes: The question most troubling me is whether the Pope’s statement also applies to terminally ill patient’s whose death is certain and imminent. For example, someone who does not have a feeding tube and who has a terminal illness slips into a coma. My understanding of Church teaching is that use of a […]

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Terri Dies

by Jimmy Akin

in Current Affairs

It’s official: Michael Schiavo has gotten away (so far) with murder. Adding insult to injury, according to FoxNews.com, Terri’s parents were barred in their daughter’s final hours from being at her bedside, and had to beg Schiavo to let them be with her. GET THE (TRAGIC) STORY. UPDATE BY JIMMY: The murderers said that people […]

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I missed this when it came out earlier this month, but . . . The last surviving priest in the famous 1949 exorcism that sparked the idea for the novel The Exorcist has passed on at the age of 83. Then a 27-year old Jesuit, Fr. Walter Halloran participated in the exorcism of a 14-year […]

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Finis Valorum

by Jimmy Akin

in Film and TV

Okay, remember that Valorum guy from the Star Wars films who was chancellor before Palpatine and who was "mired in baseless allegations" and was thus forced to resign, leading to the election of Palpatine as the new chancellor? Yeah, him. Okay, here’s the deal: His full name is allegedly Finis Valorum according to Star Wars […]

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LISTEN TO THE SHOW. DOWNLOAD THE SHOW. HIGHLIGHTS: Are all people in the world really one religion? Is the pope going to announce this? Where does the Bible refer to the apostles baptizing whole households? When should crucifixes and statues be covered? Why shouldn’t one receive Communion in a Protestant church? Does one have to […]

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LISTEN TO THE SHOW. DOWNLOAD THE SHOW. HIGHLIGHTS: Are all people in the world really one religion? Is the pope going to announce this? Where does the Bible refer to the apostles baptizing whole households? When should crucifixes and statues be covered? Why shouldn’t one receive Communion in a Protestant church? Does one have to […]

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What's This?

by Jimmy Akin

in Curios & Humor

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What’s This?

by Jimmy Akin

in Curios & Humor

The simple answer is that it’s a curio I found sitting on the counter at my local comic book dealer’s. But it’s much more than that. You’ll notice that at the top center of the lid it has a little silver circle with a gold ring sitting on it. (Look up and notice this before […]

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Nunblog

by SDG

in Internet

St. Blog’s Parish has many fine priestly blogs, and I am now happy to give equal time to a nun’s blog — appropriately titled Nunblog.  Sr. Anne is a Daughter of St. Paul from Chicago.  Appropriately enough, Sr. Anne’s order’s charism is evangelization through the various forms of media.  I’ve only had time to scan […]

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