February 2007

Reflections for the first Sunday (Week) of Lent, from Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia . . .

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Into Great Silence

by Michelle Arnold

in Uncategorized

SDG here, making a rare foray from guest-blogging limbo to highlight a film you MUST SEE if you live anywhere near anywhere that it’s going to be playing. My REVIEW of INTO GREAT SILENCE My INTERVIEW with filmmaker Philip Gröning WHERE AND WHEN to see it (if you’re lucky) Regular readers of Jimmy’s blog know […]

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I’ve gotten numerous links from readers (CHTs all round!) about the Tomb of Jesus nonsense that is being peddled by James Cameron and The Discovery Channel. I plan to have a response to this soon, but I just wanted to let y’all know it’s coming. Till then . . .

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This is a GREAT question! The way the law is written, it would seem to do so–at least in normal circumstances–since any perservering in manifest grave sin are to be denied Communion, and typical politicians who are pro-abort would seem to be persevering in manifest grave sin. I’d be up for barring the whole lot […]

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Ecclesia Suplet

by Jimmy Akin

in Canon Law

Church law honors the principle that in certain circumstances, ecclesia supplet: "the Church supplies." But what is it that the Church supplies? Is it jurisdiction for situations in which a person operating in the name of the Church lacks the faculties to execute a particular act? Or is it the grace that would come from […]

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Faith And Reason

by Jimmy Akin

in Apologetics

A reader writes: I may be a little young to start dreading oblivion after death. But I can’t help it. Whenever I am told to believe in some religious truth, I always find myself asking “why?” So often people only talk about what they believe, but never why they believe it. My constant questioning ensures […]

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A reader writes: Hello, I’m having trouble finding anyone who sells books by St. Aquinas in the original Latin. Do you know who sells them? Thanks. I’m not aware of a bookseller specifically devoted to this, but here’s what I’d do: 1) If you’re looking for books that are in print, I’d check Amazon.com as […]

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CHT to the reader who sent in THIS STORY ABOUT WHAT MAY BE THE BIGGEST SQUID EVER BROUGHT ASHORE. It’s a colossal squid that is 39 feet long and weighs 990 pounds. (That’s 15 kilometers and 852 grams, for those of you who use metric.) It was caught in Antarctic waters off New Zealand and […]

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The U.S. BCL Newsletter reports: Holydays of Obligation in England and Wales The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has recently revised its policy on Holy Days of Obligation, approving the transfer to Sundays of those Holydays of Obligation which are Solemnities of the Lord, namely, Epiphany, Ascension and The Body and Blood of the […]

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