September 2007

In my prior post, I mentioned that I’ve received multiple requests for comment on the Connecticut Plan B situation. The following reader expresses the sentiments of many when he writes: Jimmy, What is going on in Connecticut right now?  The Bishops there have released a statement, explaining that they will now allow Plan B to […]

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The recent statement by the Connecticut bishops that they will allow Plan B to be used for rape victims in Catholic hospitals is causing a great deal of consternation in the Catholic community, and I have received numerous requests for help in figuring out what is going on. I’ll do my best to help, but […]

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Sigh.

by Jimmy Akin

in The Church

So the Dutch Dominicans have put out a pamphlet calling for local churches to pick their own ministers, men or women, married or single, straight or homosexual, to celebrate the Eucharist, and hopefully these will be ordained by the local bishop and everyone will join hands and sing Kumbaya, blah, blah, blah. GET THE STORY. […]

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In a shockingly outrageous and irresponsible story, TIME Magazine has suggested that John Paul II committed suicide, or at least attempted to do so. Here’s the basis of their story: 1) An Italian doctor who only watched news stories about John Paul on television thought that he was losing weight and having trouble swallowing due […]

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by Jimmy Akin

in Film and TV

CHT to the reader who e-mailed!

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Amazon.com has just launched its new mp3 download service, which offers DRM-free music for download. EXCERPTS: Web retailer Amazon.com Inc. launched its much-anticipated digital music store Tuesday with nearly 2.3 million songs, none of them protected against copying. The store, Amazon MP3, lets shoppers buy and download individual songs or entire albums. The tracks can […]

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SDG here (still not Jimmy) with a follow-up thought on fasting (one that could have gone at the end of my "Short Primer on Fasting," but I didn’t want it to get lost). It is this: Current Church discipline calls for Latin Catholics to fast on exactly two days out of the year, Ash Wednesday […]

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SDG here (not Jimmy) with some brief thoughts on fasting. In recent decades, many American Evangelicals have rediscovered the practice of fasting long practiced in the Catholic and Orthodox traditions. In 1978 Richard J. Foster, a Protestant writer in the Quaker tradition, published Celebration of Discipline, a book on spiritual practices that introduced many Protestants […]

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Socialized Medicine

by Jimmy Akin

in Economics

John Stossel has a nice piece on socialized medicine as being advocated by Michael Moore and various others. Here’s the nut of the piece: One basic problem with nationalized health care is that it makes medical services seem free. That pushes demand beyond supply. Governments deal with that by limiting what’s available. Yeah. Like anything […]

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NBC to begin free downloads of programs. GET THE STORY. As you’d expect for this kind of thing, there are commercials that can’t be easily skipped and (somewhat less expectedly) the files expire after a week. Nevertheless, the industry continues to experiment with online delivery. Paid, non-commercial, non-expiring is where it’s at as far as […]

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