September 2005

A reader writes: Hypothetical; A non-catholic couple, married in a civil ceremony. Wife of couple expresses  an interest in the Catholic Faith.  However, she is concerned that while her husband would not be unecessarily difficult, he would want as little to do with the matter as possible. What would need to take place in terms […]

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I’m very jealous that the publicists for the upcoming movie Serenity (based on the cult sci-fi show Firefly) have invited the guys over at Powerline to have a screening of the movie for themselves and 120 or so of their readers. I mean, John Hinderaker, who does their review, spends half of the piece talking […]

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A reader writes: Jimmy – I know you get quite a bit of e-mail during the day but I found this article & thought you’d find it interesting.  It’s about a new book called  "The Bible and Its Influence" that’s intended to teach how literature, society, politics, etc, have been influenced by the Bible & […]

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There’s a new report out that the HIV virus may be getting weaker. EXCERPTS: A team at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, in Antwerp, compared HIV-1 samples from 1986-89 and 2002-03. They found the newer samples appeared not to multiply as well, and were more sensitive to drugs Researcher Dr Eric Artz said: "This was […]

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Brain Death?

by Jimmy Akin

in Moral Theology

A reader writes: A national Catholic paper recently referred to the Church’s teaching on "brain death." I haven’t seen this in the Catechism. What is the Church’s teaching on "brain death"? I haven’t seen the paper you refer to (so I deleted the name of it), but it would be misleading to state in a […]

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BTW . . .

by Jimmy Akin

in Curios & Humor

Something else folks might try their hand at is identifying the THREE as-yet-unidentified sci-fi franchise references HERE.

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Blog Day Off

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

Sorry, folks! It was one thing after another yesterday, and I didn’t stop having meetings with people (in person or by phone) until late in the evening. Was therefore unable to do my usual blogging. Blogging should resume tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy the archives!

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To coincide with the first anniversary of her death this coming March, the Schindler family will be releasing a book on their struggle to save her life: "Terri Schiavo’s parents and siblings are writing a book about their struggle in the epic end-of-life case that divided the country and captured the attention of everyone from […]

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A reader writes: I have a friend who has come back to the Church!  He has been going to Mass and Confession now for over a year.  He was married in a civil ceremony about eight years ago.  She is not Catholic but is Christian.  His Mother who is Catholic has said he should not […]

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And by "a good idea" I mean "my idea." You may have noticed that the time between the theatrical release of a motion picture and its DVD release is getting shorter. MUCH shorter. My idea: Eliminate the time discrepancy COMPLETELY. Release movies on DVD at the same time they are in the theater. In fact, […]

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