July 2006

A reader writes: I came across an article by Michael Rosen in which he, inter alia, attempts to justify Embryonic Stem Cell research on the basis of the principle of Double Effect.  He writes that, In my understanding, ESC research satisfies the four prongs of this principle: (1) creating stem-cell lines for research is not […]

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Amazing.

by Jimmy Akin

in Curios & Humor

I don’t have any intention of turning JA.O into a vlog–or otherwise have it become dominated by video–but we’re in a multimedia age in which stuff worthy of attention is becoming available online in the form of video. YouTube in particular is causing that to happen. F’rinstance: Consider this video of Stephen Colbert interviewing William […]

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In 1999 the Catholic Church and the Lutheran World Federation signed a document known as the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification. This document said that, while there were still differences between the Catholic and Lutheran articulation of the doctrine of justification, the two groups were in substantial agreement regarding the core of the […]

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When It Rains, It Pours

by Jimmy Akin

in Work

Folks know that Catholic Answers is currently pursuing what I have referred to as Secret Project #4, which–according to my best current guess–is likely to launch this September, at which point I will say publicly what it is. This one is a done deal. It’s going to happen. The only question is how fast we […]

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Recently I was writing about how the way in which respect for the dead is shown varies enormously from one culture to another, even within Christendom. By coincidence, I ran across some some pictures that dramatically illustrate this point, like the one below. This is a picture of a chandelier in the Sedlec Ossuary, which […]

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Yesterday we had a surprisingly Catholic-friendly comedy video from a Protestant source. Here’s a surprisingly Catholic-friendly comedy video from an even more surprising source: MadTV! I’m not saying it’s perfect, mind you–just that it’s a lot more Catholic-friendly than I would have thought possible for a show like MadTV.         (CHT: The Curt […]

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New B5 In 07

by Jimmy Akin

in Science Fiction

Babylon 5 creator Joe Michael Straczynski (JMS) has been hinting of late that there would be a new Babylon 5 project announced during his appearance at the San Diego Comicon (the world’s largest comic book convention, which they have here every year). I didn’t go to the Comicon (there are so many people there that, […]

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Despite problems I also have with certain recent votes taken by the U.S. Senate, I also want to give them credit when it is due to them (EXCERPTS): The Senate voted yesterday to make it a crime to take a pregnant minor to another state to obtain an abortion without her parents’ knowledge, handing a […]

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A reader writes:Perhaps, you’ve seen this music video—“baby got book”–but I had to flag it all the same. My best friend who is a Baptist sent me this link. I found it very funny and its two references to Catholicism were lighthearted and friendly. According to his bio, the singer “south paw,” a graduate of […]

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Blog Day Off

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

Sorry, folks, but work on Secret Project #4 yesterday prevented me from being able to blog in the evening, so I need to take a blog day off. Regularly scheduled JA.O service should resume tomorrow. Have fun with the archives!

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