MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON HIS SOUL.
Michael Barber has memed me with a spiritual devotion meme, so here goes: 1. Favorite devotion or prayer to Jesus.The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. 2. Favorite Marian devotion or prayer. It’s a mix between an individual Hail Mary, the Rosary, and the Memorare. I have different occasions on which I say each of these. 3. […]
It’s Captain Chase. Looks a lot like Kirk, tho, don’t he? Folks may know that there is currently a Star Trek XI in the works, and since J. J. Abrams is doing it, it may actually be the first exception to the "odd = bad, even = good" rule for Star Trek films, which has […]
No, not Jimmy Akin (this time). The other JA–John Allen. He explains: My next book is titled "The Upside Down Church," a sort of sneak preview of Catholic history in the 21st century. I outline a series of mega-trends which I believe are turning the church on its head, especially with respect to the dominant […]
IT’S TRUE! EXCERPT: Two new invasive species have recently been found along the South Carolina coast — a massive barnacle that dwarfs those found in the state as well as the Asian green mussel, which reproduces quickly and can pose a threat to floating docks. The barnacle is native to the Pacific coast from southern […]
MERRY CHRISTMAS, ALL!
A reader writes: Just a quick question. December 25, 2006 falls on a Monday and it’s a holy day of obligation. If a person normally goes to Sunday mass at 5 pm, will he fulfill his Sunday obligation on Dec 24, 2006 and at the same time fulfill the Christmas Day obligation (being that it […]
Daily Planet religion correspondent Media Halfways reports that Nilsson Publishers (A division of Nilsson/Schmilsson, a subsidiary of Rambling House) has announced the publication of a special edition of the Holy Bible that takes the inspiration for its cover from a recent issue of Time magazine. The special Sola Scriptura edition features a mirror (made […]
Famed Mississippi author William Faulkner may have won the nobel prize in literature for his novels, but he also worked as a script-writer for Hollywood. In fact, he penned the screen adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep, which is one of my favorite movies (as confusing as it is; I like the fact that […]
THIS STORY HAS TO BE ONE OF THE DUMBEST I’VE READ IN A WHILE. EXCERPTS: Far from being extracts from the extreme end of science fiction, the idea that we may one day give sentient machines the kind of rights traditionally reserved for humans is raised in a British government-commissioned report which claims to be […]