November 2008

SDG here with a brief note that my latest, on the Twilight phenomenon (Stephenie Meyer's gothic-romance vampire novels, as well as the hit film), is up at Decent Films.

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We had a particularly interesting question the other day on Catholic Answers Live, so I thought I'd snip it and post it on the blog. HERE 'TIS.

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A.D. 1879

by Jimmy Akin

in Science

What happened in 1879? Well, the California Constitution was ratified. The Anglo-Zulu War began. Madison Square Garden opened. Doc Holliday killed his first man. The apparition at Knock, Ireland occured. The Pirates of Penzance was first performed. Thomas Edison demonstrated incandescent light to the public for the first time. AND A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF. […]

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Obama will be our next president, and he's on record stating that signing the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would be his first act in office. Why is FOCA bad? The U.S. bishops provide some answers, as does my own National Catholic Register. In fact, this week the bishops called for a massive national campaign […]

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Speaking of American Papist… In addition to the fact that he would still like your vote to support him in a blogging scholarship competition (worth $10,000 bucks)…  he reports that; …(a) Florida man was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to steal "a handful of communion wafers" from a priest at a Catholic church. […]

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How many times in the last several weeks and months have posts here at JA.o been obliged to the tireless and insightful work of Thomas Peters, the American Papist? Most recently it was this morning. Anyway, I’ve lost track. At any rate, canonist Ed Peters’ son does good and valuable work. His contribution to the […]

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Gratifyingly balanced comments from Cardinal George addressing the U.S. Catholic bishops. John Allen has the story (hat tip, as usual, to AmP): Cardinal Francis George, speaking this morning as president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, said all Americans should “rejoice” that a country which once tolerated slavery has elected an African-American as president – and, […]

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You've likely heard already, but soon-to-be Senior Class President Obama will be wasting no time in advancing his number one priority… soda machines in the cafeteria!… I mean… keeping the world safe from the Unborn Menace! Sheila Liaugminas (a font of chewy, red-meat news bites) outlines the story at her InForum blog. Beware the Unborn […]

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12:38 AM — SDG here. Looks like we may be having a baby… Prayers appreciated! UPDATE: Whew. What an ordeal. Sarah Elisabeth, David John, James Sebastian, Anna Frances and Nathan Andrew welcome Catherine Rose to the family. More later…

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