January 2008

The Nekkid Truth

by Jimmy Akin

in Art

Another from Old World Swine; I remember the first time I sat in a figure drawing class and worked from a real, live, nekkid model. I was a little nervous before, as were probably a lot of us wet-eared art undergrads. I don’t know how everyone else responded when the young lady dropped her bathrobe, […]

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Like everybody else, I’ve been following reports that the economy is bad, that we may already be in a recession–or worse–and it has me concerned. I *really* don’t want that to be the case, but I have to face the possibility that it is. On the other hand, I’ve been hearing reports for the last […]

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Mad Cows and Scotsmen

by Jimmy Akin

in Year

From my blog, Old World Swine; Remember, January 25th is Burns Night! I pray our government will lift this ban on Haggis before a corrupt and violent black market has a chance to develop. Haggis smuggling would have to be a dirty business.

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In honor of those who march today… "I doubt if anyone of any tenderness or imagination can see the hand of a child and not be a little frightened of it. It is awful to think of the essential human energy moving so tiny a thing; it is like imagining that human nature could live […]

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Alaska in June

by Jimmy Akin

in Work

Catholic Answers has been doing cruises for a number of years now, and they’ve proved very popular. They provide a valuable experience for the participants, and the proceeds benefit the apostolic work of Catholic Answers. This June we’re going to be doing a cruise to Alaska, which is going to be a lot of fun. […]

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That’s the headline of THIS STORY BY CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY. I’m no Harry Potter fan, but it appears that Catholic News Agency has severely misled its readers on this story. By saying that L’Osservatore Romano published a piece criticizing Harry Potter, they convey the impression that this is the official Vatican position. In actuality, what […]

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It’s shocking! You know how only a third of Catholics believe in the Real Presence? Well, they don’t. By which I mean: It isn’t true that only a third of Catholics believe in the Real Presence. That’s a myth that got created due to thee things: (1) a pollster using a poorly worded questions that […]

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Winding Up to a Conclusion

by Jimmy Akin

in Art

(Note; I use the word "abstract" in this post as a synonym for "non-representational" art, that is, art that doesn’t depict or represent any object. In truth, all visual art involves abstraction, but I use the word here as a less cumbersome way of saying "non-representational" – T.J.) The topic of this post (at my […]

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He’s Everywhere!

by Jimmy Akin

in Books

Old World Swine, at it again; As other Catholic bloggers have ably pointed out, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, in his victory speech after the Iowa primary, quoted – and cited – G.K. Chesterton. Okay, technically he misquoted Chesterton, but not badly. It was still heartening to hear. Any time I see GKC gaining influence in […]

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( From my blog, Old World Swine); Guard, too, against seeing THIS very much as a defeat of the status quo – we are still looking for differences between the several "men in frock coats" (as Chesterton called them) with whom we have been presented. There is still plenty of time, too, for these fresh […]

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