February 2006

Nick Alexander has a new song out. For those who may not be aware, Nick Alexander is a musician doing the Weird Al Yankovic schtick in a Catholic vein. His latest song is "This Time Of Forty Days," based on the Police song "King of Pain." It’s available for download on the Catholic Music Network […]

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A large sun temple of the Egyptian pharaohs has been dug up under an outdoor market in Cairo: "The partially uncovered site is the largest sun temple ever found in the capital’s Aim Shams and Matariya districts, where the ancient city of Heliopolis — the center of pharaonic sun worship — was located, Zahi Hawass […]

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Old Testament Saints

by Jimmy Akin

in The Church

A reader writes: Are the Old Testament Prophets considered saints? And, if so, why aren’t they spoken of with the title of St Jeremiah, Isaiah, etc. I thought they were raised from the netherworld by Christ after His crucifixion and brought into heaven. Anyone who died in God’s friendship before the time of Christ is […]

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After the recent post about time travel, some readers wondered about the morality of interacting with the past and whether we would be obliged to refrain from changing historical events or not. In other words, would we be bound by a "temporal prime directive" against interfering with history if we travelled into the past. This […]

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Since I am notified of all new comments to my posts, whether or not they are old, I’ve been following a discussion currently raging on my original post at JimmyAkin.org, About A Blogger… The originator of the discussion was horrified over a question-and-answer I did sometime back on the Catholic Answers Forums and that was […]

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A reader writes: My husband is in RCIA, and he thinks he has to be in the Confessional for 6 hours, relaying every horrid thing he ever did in his childhood, like the one time he killed a bird out of meanness, and all those times he didn’t keep holy the Sabbath growing up, etc. […]

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As someone who has surveyed the various Catholic singles sites and even posted a profile on one of them, I know the difficulty of finding marriageable like-minded Catholics. Although the Internet match services are somewhat distasteful for me — although the ticking of my biological clock overrode that personal distaste for a while — they […]

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A reader writes: My friend is an awesome convert, and is in RCIA, but being denied the rites and Sacrament because he is divored without an annulment.  He is not remarried or engaged or even in a relationship.  He is eligible for RCIA, is he not?  How can I prove this to the gal who […]

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NEW AND IMPROVED! Now with fewer typos! A writer writes: I’m a writer, working on something that incorporates a back and forth between a priest and a congregant in a confession booth.  I’m not Catholic, and when I asked a Catholic friend for some help, he was sad to say he couldn’t remember the last […]

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Over at the InsightScoop, Carl Olson has just outed himself regarding the fact that he watches TV, including which particular shows he watches. He did so because Mark Brumley dared him. Then Mark e-mailed me and dared (well, suggested) me to do the same. Now they have a blogstorm going of bloggers and other Catholic […]

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