April 2008

I want to thank Mark Shea both for calling my attention to a set of loony criticisms being made against me and for defending me against said loony criticisms. GET THE STORY. Here’s a key excerpt from Mark’s blog: One reader, for instance, prophesies (on the basis of nothing whatsoever) Jimmy Akin’s looming apostasy. Why? […]

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Probably. I mean, it’s not certain, but at this point it’s probable. Why do I say that? And who am I talking about? If you don’t recognize his picture, it’s John Henry Cardinal Newman. As to why is it probable, well, he is to be beatified. GET THE STORY. If he is beatified, it is […]

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SDG here with a numbingly depressing note about how representatives of two ancient Christian communities spent yesterday, Palm Sunday of Holy Week on the Julian calendar used by many Eastern Churches. Here’s the lede: JERUSALEM —  Dozens of Greek and Armenian priests and worshippers exchanged blows in Christianity’s holiest shrine on Palm Sunday, and pummeled […]

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While Pope Benedict rocks New York in his own comparatively low-key fashion, a documentary adaptation of ex-priest James P. Carroll’s Constantine’s Sword, which takes a few jabs at B16, opens even more quietly in the Big Apple. Your Decent Films guy is on the case. GET THE STORY. P.S. YHT to Heart, Mind & Strength […]

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Pope Benedict’s trip to the United States is obviously a focus of attention right now. I’d like to CHT the reader who e-mailed a link to THIS STORY by Peggy Noonan. In it, she reflects on the personal styles of JP2 and B16, and offers a number of insights, among them this: A Vatican reporter […]

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By, like, two days. Exactly two days, actually. Also, the greater danger would seem to have been from trampling rather than flying lead. But still. Apparently, a Sunday afternoon of disorderly teen behavior at non–Mouse affiliated Orlando water park Wet ’n Wild ended in a shooting yesterday. The gun used may or may not have […]

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Classic Lit Bleg

by Jimmy Akin

in Books

Hey, Tim Jones, here. One thing I have wanted to do for a while is go back and read all the classic Western literature I missed in college. They don’t exactly require a lot of reading from art students (which is a pity) so I feel impoverished in that area. What I would like is […]

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TWELVE CYLON MODELS. SEVEN ARE KNOWN. FOUR LIVE IN SECRET. ONE WILL BE REVEALED. . . . Okay, yeah. The evidence is pretty overwhelming. . . .   John McCain is a Cylon. C CHT: Chris Palmer (via Tigerhawk (via Instapundit)) BTW, new BSG tonight.

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It’s really cool being able to put the pope directly on your blog, so here goes: B16 as guest blogger. Here is a video from Pope Benedict introducing his forthcoming visit to the United States. What’s ultra cool about this, to me anyway, is that I’m hearing the pope speaking in English. I’ve read I […]

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Since the subject came up in the combox of Jimmy’s post on calling priests "father" in Latin, a few quick thoughts on the subject of the custom of calling priests "father" at all.  Protestants who object to this practice (not all do object, of course) focus their objections on Jesus’ words in Matthew 23:9. Here’s […]

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