January 2007

When 9/11 happened, I wanted our forces to release thousands of tiny, bird- or bumblebee-sized aircraft to swarm over the landscape in Afghanistan to search of Usama bin Laden. But we didn’t have them yet. Now we’re closer. Good. GET THE STORY. What amazes me is that it took us this long to figure out […]

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Word is that there’s a new bioethics document cookin’ at the CDF. Good! I tol’ y’all that we’d see doctrinal development on bioethical questions during the coming years. The latest document is supposed to be a sequel to Donum Vitae, which was prepared under the auspices of Cardinal JoePre-16 back in 1987 and that presciently […]

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Old Religious Objects

by Jimmy Akin

in Canon Law

A reader writes: First, I very much enjoy your blog.  I hope you can keep at it for long time. Now, my question concerns what is the proper way to dispose of religious objects such worn out bibles, tarnished or worn crucifixes, old prayer cards, broken rosaries, religious pamphlets, etc.?  Some of my coworkers and […]

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Googlewhacking JA.O

by Jimmy Akin

in Internet

A reader writes: Hey, Jimmy – you’re a Googlewhack! I don’t know if you’re aware of the Googlewhacking phenomenon, but your blog is the only page on the Internet to feature both words ‘ediacaran gerrymandered’.  You’re a one in three billion chance! I can’t claim credit for finding this out myself; some friends and I […]

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Gotta Pay Your Dues?

by Jimmy Akin

in Law

Religion Today is reporting: Union Told Me to Pay Dues or Change Religion, Teacher Says Told by a union official to pay forced dues or "change religions," a teacher in southern Ohio is challenging a state law that allows only those public employees who belong to certain denominations the right to claim religious objection to […]

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Clarence Thomas Update

by Jimmy Akin

in Law

I’ve pointed out before how much I really like Justice Clarence Thomas. I appreciate his willingness to apply originalism in a more thoroughgoing manner even more than Justice Scalia does (Scalia, while still very, very good, shows too much deference to precedence, and as someone once said, "Stare decisis is fo suckas"). I was very […]

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While I was doing my Monday blog posts on Saturday morning, I got a message on my voicemail that started like this: Hello, this is <NAME> with H & R Block. We did your taxes last year at our <LOCATION> office, and I was calling to set up an appointment. Now, not everyone may see […]

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A reader writes: Recently I fell into grave sin.  I had sex with a woman who I am not married to.  Soon after that I repented and went to confession.  I confessed having contraceptive sex with a woman I was not married to.  We used a condom, but she was also on the pill at […]

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Howdy, folks! I thought I’d harness the power of the Internet by asking y’all if you could help me brainstorm something. Currently my square dance club is starting a new class for beginners. We dance on Friday nights in Lakeside, California, and the thing about square dance classes is that you need to get all […]

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