I would like to ask for prayers for a little boy who is seriously ill. He has been admitted to the hospital and may be admitted to ICU with bacterial pneumonia. He is four years old and is the brother of one of my godsons. I would like to invite prayers for him, his family, […]
Some time ago I did a post (possibly more than one) dealing with the subject of women’s headcoverings at Mass—a practice that was required by the 1917 Code of Canon Law but that then fell into desuetude after the Second Vatican Council and was abolished by the release of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. […]
Although I played a good number of RPGs in high school and college–and though I even did game design work–I don't regularly play games of any sort. No computer games. No video games. No online games. No FaceBook games. None of that. (Too much else to do!) But I recently ran across a game that […]
A reader writes: Hello Mr. Akin, I am a recent convert to the Catholic Church (this Easter will make two years). Your and Mark Shea's writings have helped me tremendously in better understanding our Faith. However, I have asked a certain question several times and have never been given a satisfactory answer. I hope you […]
There has been some talk recently about a new book by Cambridge University professor Colin Humphreys that proposes the Last Supper was held on Wednesday of Holy Week (GET IT HERE), rather than on Thursday as it has been traditionally commemorated. I haven’t had a chance to review his arguments yet, but there is room […]
You may remember that back in 2008 the Holy See held a session of the synod of bishops devoted to the theme “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church.” The synod of bishops is a gathering of bishops from around the world, shy of a full ecumenical council, who gather […]
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Let me begin this post by offering an apology to priestly readers for using a rather provocative headline. It is not my intention to question whether you are doing your job in general. Nobody likes that kind of question, and I don’t mean to put you on the spot in that way. I do, however, […]