November 2009

So I was pleased to see last week that the Washington Post's "Under God" blog picked up on my 2012 review at Christianity Today in a post on the film — and that they specifically called out a "Catholic" coda at the end of the review, in which I expressed my difficulty with the depiction […]

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Hey, Tim Jones here, again. Hoping JA.O's resident film critic par excellence, Steven D. Greydanus, might have some more information or thoughts on this project; It looks like Jose Maria Escriva, founder of the Catholic organization Opus Dei, is the subject of a movie soon to be out in theaters. The movie has finished shooting […]

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Hey, Tim Jones, here. For those who like their Catholic Culture full and neatly brushed, The League of Bearded Catholics is here to provide a convenient excuse constructive outlet for testosterone-infused merry making. A hearty and hirsute celebration of the literary tradition of Tolkien, Lewis, Belloc and Chesterton.   "Break the conventions. Keep the commandments." […]

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I'm sure most folks have seen the picture of President Obama bowing to the Emperor of Japan. We'll it's not the first time he's done that with a foreign head of state, though this time it's even more impossible to argue (as some of his defenders, including his own press secretary, Spokesbot Robert Gibbs, did […]

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SDG here, belatedly responding to a number of requests I received a few months back when Jimmy mentioned on the air that I had once corresponded with anti-Catholic apologist James McCarthy. Here’s the background: In 1992, James McCarthy’s video “Catholicism: Crisis of Faith” was first coming out under the banner of a group called Lumen […]

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Magic Carpet Ride

by Jimmy Akin

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My colleague at Catholic Answers Jim Blackburn was telling me about a stop-motion video made by his son Justin, with help from his brother James. The two boys appear in the film, which stars their cousin, Jackie Jo and also features her sister, Jamie Sue. (Notice anything about the letter J in this family?) Here's […]

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Astonishing

by Jimmy Akin

in Current Affairs

President announces violent shooting of U.S. soldiers at Ft. Hood. But first . . . ! He thanks his cabinet, gives "shout outs," talks his political agenda, and gets crowd whooping and hollering and clapping. Then he announces the tragedy and says what his "immediate thoughts" are. How tone deaf is that? What does that […]

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I'm glad to be able to report some good news on the case of the abortion nun. (CHT to the person who e-mailed!) While she hasn't repented (so far as I know), it appears that action is being taken regarding her case. The following statement appears on the Sinsinawa Dominican sisters' web site:  Public Statement […]

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Well, we now have some more information about how the celibacy issue will be handled in regard to the Anglican ordinariates that will be the subject of Pope Benedict's new apostolic constitution–including word on when that will be out.  This Saturday (!) the Holy See had a press conference which dealt with these matters. Here […]

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