November 2011

The Register recently asked me to do a post on what I saw at Mass this Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday using the new translation of the Roman Missal. Happy to oblige! So here’s what happened . . . I arrived at Mass a few minutes early and took my seat […]

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Here are this week's items for The Weekly Benedict (subscribe here):   AUDIENCE: 16 November 2011, Psalm 110 (109)   APOSTOLIC VOYAGE TO BENIN (cont. from last week) . . . SPEECH: Meeting with children at St. Rita Parish in Cotonou (November 19, 2011)  SPEECH: Meeting with the Bishops of Benin at the Apostolic Nunciature of Cotonou (November 19, 2011) HOMILY: Holy […]

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You often hear that Jesus and the apostles quoted from the deuterocanonical books of the Bible–those that aren’t in the Protestant Old Testament. Did they? If not, what does the New Testament’s use of the Old Testament tell us about the canonicity of those books? In Acts 8 Luke describes a situation where a group […]

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So… why did they need a helmsman *and* a navigator on the Enterprise (NCC-1701)? Surely the degree of computerization in the 23rd century would be such that after the course is "plotted and laid in" all you'd need to do is set the speed and push "Boldly Go!" Further, the ship should have been able […]

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The other day a press release lands in my email inbox and blares: U.S. TELEVISION PREMIERE OF “POPE JOAN” ON REELZCHANNEL The Incredible Legend of the Only Female Pope Two-Part Television Miniseries Event Premieres Sunday and Monday, December 18-19, 2011 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT Oh, great. The “Pope Joan” thing again. REELZCHANNEL? […]

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There are many times in life where we're confronted with moral dilemmas. It seems like all of our options are bad–even sinful. But are they really? What are we supposed to do in these situations? How can we solve the dilemma?  For example, suppose your child is desperately sick and the only cure is one […]

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Friend Update

by Jimmy Akin

in +Religion

Just an update on my friend: Her blood pressure has recovered enough that they can put her under sedation so that her body can heal. So at this point she's moved back a little from the brink. Thank you for your prayers! Please continue to pray for her!

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Here are this week's items for The Weekly Benedict (subscribe here): APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION: Africae Munus: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice and Peace  (November 19, 2011) ANGELUS: Angelus, 13 November 2011 AUDIENCE: 9 November 2011, Psalm 119 (118) MESSAGE: Message on the occasion of the Second National Family Conference [Ecuador, 9-12 November 2011] (1 November 2011)  […]

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