Jimmy Akin Podcast (general)

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 033 (03/24/12) 

In the opening segment Jimmy has three pieces of news: 

(1) The funds to make transcripts of the next 52 episodes have now been raised! 

(2) Jimmy is producing the show a week ahead of time now so that the transcripts can be made available the same day that the podcast is released! 

(3) Enough funds have been raised to transcribe all the previous episodes of the show!

1) TOM FROM WISCONSIN ASKS, IF THE GATES OF HEAVEN WERE OPENED ON EASTER SUNDAY (OR THEREABOUTS), WHEN WERE THE GATES OF *HELL* OPENED?

2) SUE FROM BUFFALO ASKS WHAT RESOURCES SHE COULD SHARE WITH HER DAUGHTER'S MUSLIM BOYFRIEND TO HELP SHOW HIM THE TRUTH OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH.

Today’s Music: Joy Trip (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 033final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52am PDT

Does God *HATE* sinners? If not, why does the Bible seem to say he does? Why do other passages say he loves sinners? How are we to reconcile these statements? Just how biblical is the saying "Love the sinner but hate the sin"? Who said that? And what were they talking about? Does God "hate" anything at all? What does Catholic theology say about this?

How can you use the Internet to serve God without tripping on canon law? Do you need an imprimatur from your bishop to have a blog or a web site? How about a Facebook page? What if you talk about subjects like Scripture, the liturgy, catechesis, theology, devotions, or other religious subjects? Is the Internet the new Wild West, where anything goes, or is it subject to the Church's law?

These are just some of the questions we address on this week's episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast!

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 032 (03/10/12) 

We're *almost* at our initial goal of $3000 to make transcripts of the next 52 episodes of the show. If we can make $4000 then we can also do transcripts of all the past episodes. Our drive for this project is almost over, so now is the time to donate!

Visit JimmyAkin.com and click the "Donate" button to make your donation by credit card or PayPal--or mail a check. Thank you, and God bless you for your generosity!

JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS IF GOD HATES SINNERS AS WELL AS SINS.

Sources we quoted:

Augustine's Letter 211:11

Psalm 5:5-6

Wisdom 11:23-26

Romans 5:6-11

John 3:16

1 John 4:7-10

Thomas Aquinas, Summa Contra Gentiles 1:89

TONY FROM MONCTON, CANADA ASKS IF HE NEEDS TO DO ANYTHING FOR HIS FAITH-RELATED FACEBOOK PAGE TO BE OKAY UNDER CANON LAW.

See the section from the Code of Canon Law on the publication of books, online here:

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P2Q.HTM

Today’s Music: Holiday Cheers (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 32final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:05pm PDT

Jimmy is raising funds to help transcribe a year's worth of the episodes of the show so that they can be available in written form for everyone to benefit from--making it easier for people to learn from the information provided on the show.

In this special mini-episode, Jimmy gives an update on where the project is right now and also announces a special extension of the project: making *all* of the past episodes of the show available in written form as well. 

This will include things like:

1. Has the Consecration requested by Our Lady of Fatima been done?

2. Autistic children and first Communion

3. Watching TV shows with bad theology

4. Taxes and abortion

5. Dungeons and Dragons

6. 2 part special apologetics of Christmas

7. Sunday rest special

8. Can a priest force you to confess to the police

9. Is women's ordination a heresy

10. Medjugorje special

11. Can priests report murderers who confess

12. Capital punishment for heresy

13. What did the early Christians believe about the Millennium

14. Jimmy vs. the Flying Spaghetti Monster

15. Relationship between God and Time

16. Whether God is a Monster

17. Artificial Intelligence

18. Sedevacantism

19. Pirating Software

20. Colonizing Space & the Religious Questions It Raises

Everything depends on your generosity, though, so go by www.JimmyAkin.com, click the Donate button, and make your donation today.

God bless you, and thank you for your generosity!

Direct download: request.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm PDT

On Catholic Answers Live (2/16/12), Jimmy Akin answers:

  • Have you heard about a female pope?
  • In regard to the HHS mandate, why don’t the bishops resort to excommunication of politicians?
  • I’m thinking about becoming a Catholic, but I’ve been divorced and remarried – what steps should I take?
  • What do the Masons believe?
  • Where do Protestants get the notion that they can attend or belong to any type church, whereas we believe that Jesus founded the one true Catholic Church?
  • Is it a sin to not take my autistic child to Mass on Sunday because she may misbehave?
  • Are those who commit mortal sins without knowing it at risk of not being saved?
  • Is there a difference between how Protestants and Catholics view missionary work?
  • How powerful is Planned Parenthood within the government given the danger of contraception and the fight that is currently going on for our religious liberty?
Direct download: ca120216a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 031 (02/26/12) 

1) JIMMY MAKES AN ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE PODCAST

He needs your help raising funds to enable the podcast to help even more people, in more ways, by making transcripts of it available. If he can raise $3000 then he can keep the podcast going and provide *a year's worth* of transcripts (52 episodes) at the same time!

Please visit www.JimmyAkin.com to learn more about this project and how you can help!

God bless you, and thank you for your generosity!

2) LUCIA ASKS WHY THE APOSTLES CREED SAYS THAT JESUS "DESCENDED INTO HELL." WHAT DOES THIS MEAN, AND WHY DID HE DO IT?

3) LUCIA ASKS ABOUT THE LAW IN THE OLD TESTAMENT THAT SAYS NOT TO WEAR CLOTHING WITH TWO KINDS OF FABRIC. ARE WE TO TAKE THIS LITERALLY?

ONLINE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LAW OF SHA`ATNEZ

Shatnez

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shatnez

Ask Rabbi Simmons: Clothing Worn by Jews

http://judaism.about.com/library/3_askrabbi_o/bl_simmons_clothing.htm

The Mysteries of Shaatnez

http://www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/381831/jewish/The-Mysteries-of-Shaatnez.htm

Clothing Mixtures: The Commandment of Shatnez

http://www.beingjewish.com/mitzvos/shatnez.html

THOMAS AQUINAS ON LAW

Summa Theologiae I-II (see questions 98-103)

http://newadvent.org/summa/2.htm

Today’s Music: Fresh Country Air (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 031final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm PDT

On Catholic Answers Live (2/9/12), Jimmy Akin answers:

  • Why is this health insurance mandate such a big issue? -- If I’m Catholic and don’t want to use it to buy contraception or abortions I don’t have to.
  • I’m being attacked on Facebook by anti-Catholic Protestants -- what is the best way to deal with this?
  • Am I committing a mortal sin by using the pull-out method for birth control, since my husband is not Catholic?
  • Would two men or two women living together (although they are not a couple) send the same message of impropriety as a co-habitating couple?
  • How do I explain the love and mercy of God to someone who has adopted a New Age philosophy?
  • Is American Sign Language an approved liturgical language?
  • Can you explain the meaning of Hebrews 12:18-24?
Direct download: ca120209b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:18pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

 

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 030 (02/19/12)

 

In this episode Deacon Tom Fox of Catholic Vitamins asks how to respond to claims that the papal consecration requested by Our Lady of Fatima has not been made.

 

THE MESSAGE OF FATIMA

 

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20000626_message-fatima_en.html

 

THE LAST SECRET OF FATIMA

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00378L4T8?ie=UTF8&tag=jimmyakincom-20&creativeASIN=B00378L4T8

 

CROSSING THE THRESHOLD OF HOPE

 

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TWO LETTERS FROM SR. LUCIA

 

http://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/Fatima1984.htm

 

 

 

Today’s Music: Ave Maria (JewelBeat.Com)

 

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Direct download: 030final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:32pm PDT

On Catholic Answers Live (2/2/12) Jimmy Akin answers:

How do I talk to Catholics who disagree with the Church about same-sex marriage?

At Mass the priest doesn’t say the “Alleluia” before the Gospel. Is this okay?

How do you reconcile some of God’s harsh actions in the Old Testament with the loving God that we think of today?

How do we defend the Catholic Church having a lot of money when Scripture says that it’s easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to enter heaven?

Should I talk to my Protestant niece’s Catholic fiancé about the fact that he is marrying into a Protestant family?

Why is a woman ritually unclean after having a baby and when she has her menstrual period?

When the Church issued Humanae Vitae, the Canadian bishops issued a statement that they would dissent from it -- how is this possible?

Since the Eucharist is no longer bread, how do we deal with the fact that a lot of songs in the Mass refer to it as bread?

If a search and rescue team uses psychics to find a missing person, is this something that Christians should not participate in (even if it helps find the person)?

Direct download: ca120202a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

On Catholic Answers Live (1/26/12) Jimmy Akin answers:
Why does Jesus talk about righteous people in Luke 15, if Romans 3 says that no one is righteous?
Can I enter the Catholic Church if I’m not sure if I believe in a teaching because I still have a lot to learn? Wouldn’t the Eucharist help me believe?
Why does the genealogy of Mary in the Bible differ from our teaching that Joachim was her father?
What are the earliest writings about the first successor of Peter?
What’s the problem with consubstantiation in the Eucharist?
Why was the filioque a big deal?
If we believe that the Eucharist is transformed into the body and blood of Christ, why doesn’t it taste like flesh and blood?
How do I defend the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to my Protestant friends?
Can you discuss the document released by the Vatican in the early 2000s about how much leeway priests have in saying the words of the Mass?
Who, besides the priest and deacon, is allowed to add the water to the wine at Mass?
Direct download: ca120126a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm PDT

Jimmy Akin answers:

I want to believe -- how do I pray for belief?

NOTE: Here's the article I mentioned that I wrote on Pascal's Wager: http://archive.catholic.com/thisrock/2003/0303fea1.asp

How long do annulments generally take? Before you go through the process, can you get an idea of whether or not you have a chance of getting one?

How can I go through an RCIA program since I travel a lot for my job?

Why has the Catholic liturgy in America become so watered-down?

How does the Catholic Church justify its collaboration with the states throughout history?

Are the Assumption and Coronation of Mary metaphors of us being crowned in heaven with our full bodies, or are they just special things that happened to Mary?

Why has the Catholic Church been a hindrance to individual liberty since the Magna Carta?

I saw something on the History Channel that said Jesus married Mary Magdalen and had children -- is this possible?

Direct download: ca120125a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39pm PDT

SHOW NOTES FOR EPISODE 029 (01/28/12) 

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* (03:06) PAUL FROM MICHIGAN ASKS WHERE THE CHAPTER AND VERSE DIVISIONS IN THE BIBLE CAME FROM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapters_and_verses_of_the_Bible

* (13:12) PAUL ALSO ASKS ABOUT WHAT THE MASS WAS LIKE BEFORE THE COUNCIL OF TRENT, WHY IT WAS CHANGED, AND WHY WE CAN'T CELEBRATE IT IN THE "PRE-TRIDENTINE" WAY ANY MORE?

http://history.hanover.edu/texts/trent/ct25.html

http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius05/p5quopri.htm

http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/pope0262r.htm

* (32:28) HANS FROM WASHINGTON ASKS WHY THERE ARE NO SAINTS WHO ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR REASONABLY HAPPY MIDDLE CLASS MARRIAGES.

http://jimmyakin.com/2012/01/jimmy-on-catholic-answers-live-11212.html

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Today’s Music: Joy Trip (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 029final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:19pm PDT

Jimmy Akin answers:
Can you elaborate on this past Sunday’s Gospel reading?
How can I refute the claim that Catholics don’t like sex because we don’t approve of birth control?
Will you explain the timeline of the Epiphany? 
Where does the Church stand on the use of Viagra?
What is the proper translation of Matthew 16:19?
What does original sin have to do with Mary dying?
Are we allowed to receive communion if we are attending a funeral at an Orthodox Church?
What is the definition of “pure spirituality”?
Is it okay for Catholics to listen to Protestant praise and worship?
Direct download: ca120119b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:41pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 028 (01/21/12) 

* (00:30) JIMMY ANNOUNCES HIS NEW WEB SITE 

www.JimmyAkin.com (the new home of JimmyAkin.org!)

* (03:25) SAM ASKS ABOUT WATCHING TV SHOWS THAT HAVE INACCURATE THEOLOGY

Plus: The horrible theology of "It's A Wonderful Life"!

* (16:50) JUST A CATHOLIC DAD ASKS ABOUT CHILDREN WITH DOWN'S SYNDROME RECEIVING FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

www.JustACatholicDad.com

www.SQPN.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_syndrome

From the western Code of Canon Law (CIC 1983):

Can.  912 Any baptized person not prohibited by law can and must be admitted to Holy Communion.

Can.  913 §1. The administration of the Most Holy Eucharist to children requires that they have sufficient knowledge and careful preparation so that they understand the mystery of Christ according to their capacity and are able to receive the body of Christ with faith and devotion.

§2. The Most Holy Eucharist, however, can be administered to children in danger of death if they can distinguish the body of Christ from ordinary food and receive communion reverently.

Can.  914 It is primarily the duty of parents and those who take the place of parents, as well as the duty of pastors, to take care that children who have reached the use of reason are prepared properly and, after they have made sacramental confession, are refreshed with this divine food as soon as possible. It is for the pastor to exercise vigilance so that children who have not attained the use of reason or whom he judges are not sufficiently disposed do not approach Holy Communion.

Can. 11 Merely ecclesiastical laws bind those who have been baptized in the Catholic Church or received into it, possess the efficient use of reason, and, unless the law expressly provides otherwise, have completed seven years of age.

FROM THE EASTERN CODE OF CANON LAW (CCEO 1990):

Canon 710

With respect to the participation of infants in the Divine Eucharist after baptism and chrismation with holy myron, the prescriptions of the liturgical books of each Church sui iuris are to be observed with the suitable due precautions.

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Today’s Music: Grunge Guys (JewelBeat.Com); Gelato (GarageBand)

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Direct download: 028final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm PDT

Jimmy Akin answers:


Are there any saints who are known for having holy marriages?


Today the priest didn’t come for daily Mass, so we had a Communion Service -- can you tell me more about this?


How is 1 John 3:9 true, if we all sin?


The Bible says that all of my sins are forgiven through Christ’s sacrifice -- is there anything else I need to do?


What does 1 John 3:20 mean by “If our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts”?


Can you discuss what the Gospel says about giving money to beggars?


Can you explain what the Catechism means by “just wages” for an employee?


How can I Evangelize my Mormon coworkers?

Direct download: ca120112b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm PDT

Jimmy Akin answers:

Why are there differences in the genealogies in Matthew and Luke?

How do you address the Protestant claim that even with unified teachings, Catholics aren’t unified?

What are your thoughts on the idea that Catholics believe that it is not ok to kill one to save hundreds? 

What are thoughts on the fishes and loaves story? Was it a miracle or were the people generous with what they had?

Why does the term “Jehovah” appear in some bibles and not in others?

In Luke, is Heli Mary’s father?

Direct download: ca120105a.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31pm PDT

Catholic Weekend welcomes Jimmy Akin to talk about the newest affiliate of SQPN, The Jimmy Akin Podcast.  We learn a little bit about Catholicism, a little bit about Jimmy, and a whole lot about Square Dancing. That’s right. Listen and find out what that has to do with anything.

Please join us in welcoming Jimmy to the SQPN community!

The Catholic Weekend Crew this week:
Jimmy Akin with Maria JohnsonSteve Nelson, and Capt. Jeff.

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Steve: Announcement of Anglican Ordinariate  and Our Lady of Walsingham

Maria: The National Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami and La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre in Cuba

Jimmy: Year of Faith

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Alan Marchand

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Direct download: CW103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:29pm PDT

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 027 (01/07/12) 

* ANNOUNCEMENTS

New affiliate with SQPN

New Android podcast app (Jimmy Akin Cast)

The Liturgical Year

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* GABRIELA FROM JAPAN ASKS ABOUT SINS COMMITTED BEFORE BAPTISM

* WILL ASKS ABOUT TAXES THAT PAY FOR ABORTIONS

* ANONYMOUS ASKS ABOUT MARY RECEIVING COMMUNION

* RAUL ASKS ABOUT ROLE PLAYING GAMES AND DUNGEONS & DRAGONS

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Today’s Music: Days Gone (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 027final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 026 (11/21/11) 

* Special "Apologetics of Christmas" Interview with Jason Ward of www.CatholicDadsOnline.org (pt. 2)

1. I’ve heard it wasn’t uncommon for some people to sleep in the stable of an inn during busy times? Was that true? 

2. What was the Star of Bethlehem? A conjunction of planets, meteor, comet, supernatural event? What does the Church or Church Fathers say about it? 

3. What is significant about gold, frankincense, and myrrh? 

4. How did the birth of Jesus come to be celebrated on December 25? 

5. Why do Eastern Orthodox churches celebrate Christmas on January 7?

6. What light does the Ark of the Covenant shed on Mary's perpetual virginity, and what evidence do we have for her perpetual virginity?

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Today’s Music: Joy to the World (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 026final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 025 (12/18/11)

Logos Bible Software update

Android app announcement 

Special "Apologetics of Christmas" Interview (pt. 1)

* JASON WARD FROM CATHOLIC DADS ONLINE (CatholicDadsOnline.org) ASKS:

1. Should Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus? There is no evidence the apostles did. When did it become a feast day? Weren't birthdays a pagan thing?

2. Why was he named Jesus when, as stated in Matthew 1:23, the Messiah was to be called Immanuel?

3. Matthew 1:23 quotes Isaiah 7:14 as “a virgin will conceive” from the Septuagint, but the original Hebrew uses the word “almah” meaning “young woman of marriagable age.” Was Matthew wrong to quote this?

4. What does Joseph’s reaction, in Matthew 1:19, to the news of Mary’s pregnancy tell us about his character?

5. Why would Joseph take a 9-month pregnant Mary to Bethlehem instead of taking her earlier? Why did he take her at all? Couldn’t he have just left her in Nazareth?

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Today’s Music: Away in a Manger (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 025final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:11pm PDT

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 024 (12/10/11) 

* MARK FROM OREGON ASKS ABOUT SPENDING MONEY ON SUNDAY

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/apost_letters/documents/hf_jp-ii_apl_05071998_dies-domini_en.html

CCC 2184-2188:

http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/__P7O.HTM

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Today’s Music: For Now For Tomorrow (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 024final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am PDT

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 023 (12/03/11) 

* CHRIS ASKS ABOUT THE NEW MASS TRANSLATION AND THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/archbishop-aymond/

* AIMEE ASKS ABOUT A PRIEST WHO TOLD HER NOT TO CONFESS PAST MORTAL SINS IN CONFESSION

* LUKE FROM MINNESOTA ASKS ABOUT USING PRODUCTS FROM COMPANIES ENGAGED IN ANIMAL CRUELTY OR WORKER MISTREATMENT

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT PROVIDING INFORMATION TO PEOPLE WHICH LEADS TO THEIR COMMITTING MORTAL SIN

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Today’s Music: Dance Groove Dance (JewelBeat.Com)

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Direct download: 023final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm PDT

SHOW NOTES:

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 022 (11/26/11) 

* WHIT FROM FLORIDA ASKS ABOUT QUOTATIONS FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT IN THE NEW

Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament: A Complete Survey

By Gleason Leonard, Jr. Archer and Gregory Chirichigno

http://astore.amazon.com/jimmyakincom-20/detail/1597520403

NOTE: "Septuagint" is abbreviated LXX

Categories:

A (straightforward LXX): 268

B (LXX where it slightly deviates from MT): 50

C (Masoretic Text): 33

D (LXX where it deviates more from the MT): 22

E (Other): 13

F (Allusions that aren't quotations): 32

Total using LXX as primary text: 340

Total using MT as primary text: 33

Deuterocanonical References in the New Testament

http://www.cin.org/users/james/files/deutero3.htm

* WESLEY FROM BROOKLYN ASKS RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT IN ACTS

CCC 1288-1290

* "CONFLICTED" ASKS ABOUT QUITTING HER JOB AT A HOSPITAL THAT DOES IMMORAL PROCEDURES

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 021 (11/20/11) 

* DARRIN ASKS ABOUT MORAL DILEMMAS, EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH, & HYPOCRISY

1 Cor. 10:13: "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it."

Instruction Dignitas Personae (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith), section 35.

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20081208_dignitas-personae_en.html

"Nothing is more unjust, however common, than to charge with hypocrisy him that expresses zeal for those virtues which he neglects to practice; since he may be sincerely convinced of the advantages of conquering his passions, without having yet obtained the victory, as a man may be confident of the advantages of a voyage, or a journey, without having courage or industry to undertake it, and may honestly recommend to others, those attempts which he neglects himself" (Samuel Johnson, The Rambler No. 14). 

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/Joh1Ram.html

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 020 (11/12/11) 

* DANIEL FROM PHILADELPHIA ASKS IF A PRIEST CAN WITHHOLD ABSOLUTION TO FORCE A MURDERER TO TURN HIMSELF INTO THE POLICE 

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1447

Code of Canon Law 983-984

* TONY ASKS IF A PARTICULAR FORMULA OF ABSOLUTION IS VALID

http://www.ewtn.com/library/liturgy/zlitur243.htm

* FRANK FROM SCOTLAND ASKS ABOUT RECONCILIATION APART FROM THE SACRAMENT

Catechism of the Catholic Church 1451-1453, 1483-1484, 1532

James 5:14-15

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 018 (10/29/11)

* VINCE FROM ST. CHARLES, IL, ASKS ABOUT MEDJUGORJE.


1978 CDF Norms:

http://d-rium.blogspot.com/p/normae-s-congregationis.html


Diocese of Mostar statements:

http://www.cbismo.com/index.php?menuID=98


Međugorje: Secrets, Messages, Vocations, Prayers, Confessions, Commissions

http://www.cbismo.com/index.php?mod=vijest&vijest=101


2006 Homily:

http://www.cbismo.com/index.php?mod=vijest&vijest=71


Background on the “Herzegovinian Affair”:

http://medjugorjedocuments.blogspot.com/2010/11/1975-decree-romanis-pontificibus.html


2006 News Report:

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0604177.htm


2009 Homily:

http://www.cbismo.com/index.php?mod=vijest&vijest=366


2010 Summary of developments:

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/new_medjugorje_commission/


2010 Commission Announcement:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/holy_see_confirms_formation_of_medjugorje_commission/


English translation of interview with Archbishop Amato regarding the Norms:

http://catholiclight.stblogs.org/archives/2010/03/medjugorje-comm.html


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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 017 (10/22/11) 

* BEN ASKS ABOUT WOMEN’S ORDINATION AND HERESY

Canons relating to the Church’s magisterium, including the definition of heresy: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P2H.HTM

Who must make the profession of faith: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG1104/__P2R.HTM

Text of the profession of faith: http://www.ewtn.com/library/curia/cdfoath.htm

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 016 (10/16/11) 

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* ANONYMOUS ASKS ABOUT CONFESSING SINS YOU MEANT TO COMMIT BUT DIDN’T

* BOB FROM FLINT ASKS ABOUT GETTING A TATTOO FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT THE RAPTURE

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 015 (10/08/11) 

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* LESTER FROM OMAHA ASKS ABOUT DEUTERONOMY 21:10-14 (MARRYING WOMEN TAKEN CAPTIVE IN WARTIME)

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT MATTHEW 1:25 (JOSEPH NOT KNOWING MARY “UNTIL” SHE BROUGHT FORTH JESUS).

Matthew 1:25: “but knew her not until  [heos hou] she had borne a son; and he called his name Jesus.”

Psalm 111(112):8: “His heart is steady, he will not be afraid, until  [heos hou] he sees his desire on his adversaries.”

Acts 25:21 “But when Paul had appealed to be kept in custody for the decision of the emperor, I commanded him to be held until [heos hou] I could send him to Caesar.”

Jerome on this subject (see sections 5-10): http://newadvent.org/fathers/3007.htm

* STUART ASKS ABOUT PRIESTS REPORTING THE CONFESSION OF MURDERERS

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 014 (10/01/11) 

* ANONYMOUS ASKS ABOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS OF CONTRACEPTION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

http://chastity.com/chastity-qa/birth-control/methods/depo-provera/depo-provera-

http://chastity.com/research/document-library

http://www.pop.org/

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/317363/positive-dimensions-population-growth

* JACK IN ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT THE BIBLE & THE EXECUTION OF HERETICS

http://newadvent.org/summa/3011.htm#article3

http://www.cin.org/users/james/files/pre-1611.htm

CCC 2298: In times past, cruel practices were commonly used by legitimate governments to maintain law and order, often without protest from the Pastors of the Church, who themselves adopted in their own tribunals the prescriptions of Roman law concerning torture. Regrettable as these facts are, the Church always taught the duty of clemency and mercy. She forbade clerics to shed blood. In recent times it has become evident that these cruel practices were neither necessary for public order, nor in conformity with the legitimate rights of the human person. On the contrary, these practices led to ones even more degrading. It is necessary to work for their abolition. We must pray for the victims and their tormentors.

* ANONYMOUS ASKS FOR A CATHOLIC APPRAISAL OF THEONOMY

http://newadvent.org/summa/2.htm

http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/speeches/2011/september/documents/hf_ben-xvi_spe_20110922_reichstag-berlin_en.html

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 013 (9/26/11) 

* Joe S. from Minneapolis asks about listening to podcasts that may include unlicensed audio clips.

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

2408 The seventh commandment forbids theft, that is, usurping another's property against the reasonable will of the owner. There is no theft if consent can be presumed or if refusal is contrary to reason and the universal destination of goods. This is the case in obvious and urgent necessity when the only way to provide for immediate, essential needs (food, shelter, clothing . . .) is to put at one's disposal and use the property of others.

* Craig from Bristow, VA asks about Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, and Premillennialism.

DIALOGUE WITH TRYPHO THE JEW (ch. 80-81)

http://newadvent.org/fathers/0128.htm

AGAINST HERESIES (book 5)

http://newadvent.org/fathers/0103.htm

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 012 (9/10/11)

* ANONYMOUS ASKS WHY JOHN 5:4 ISN’T IN HIS BIBLE.

JOHN 5

2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” 7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” (NKJV)

NOTE FROM THE NAB:

* [5:4] Toward the end of the second  century in the West and among the fourth-century Greek Fathers, an additional verse was known: “For [from time to time] an angel of the Lord used to come down into the pool; and the water was stirred up, so the first one to get in [after the stirring of the water] was healed of whatever disease afflicted him.” The angel was a popular explanation of the turbulence and the healing powers attributed to it. This verse is missing from all early Greek manuscripts and the earliest versions, including the original Vulgate. Its vocabulary is markedly non-Johannine.

* MARY FROM AUSTRALIA ASKS ABOUT SACRED TRADITION

2 THESSALONIANS 2

[14] To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

[15] So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.

 

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST WHEN HE WAS ON EARTH

 

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Christ's soul and his human knowledge 

471 Apollinarius of Laodicaea asserted that in Christ the divine Word had replaced the soul or spirit. Against this error the Church confessed that the eternal Son also assumed a rational, human soul.

472 This human soul that the Son of God assumed is endowed with a true human knowledge. As such, this knowledge could not in itself be unlimited: it was exercised in the historical conditions of his existence in space and time. This is why the Son of God could, when he became man, "increase in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man" [Lk 2:52], and would even have to inquire for himself about what one in the human condition can learn only from experience. This corresponded to the reality of his voluntary emptying of himself, taking "the form of a slave".

473 But at the same time, this truly human knowledge of God's Son expressed the divine life of his person. "The human nature of God's Son, not by itself but by its union with the Word, knew and showed forth in itself everything that pertains to God." Such is first of all the case with the intimate and immediate knowledge that the Son of God made man has of his Father. The Son in his human knowledge also showed the divine penetration he had into the secret thoughts of human hearts.

474 By its union to the divine wisdom in the person of the Word incarnate, Christ enjoyed in his human knowledge the fullness of understanding of the eternal plans he had come to reveal. What he admitted to not knowing in this area, he elsewhere declared himself not sent to reveal [Cf. Mk 13:32, Acts 1:7.].

* WILL FROM JOPLIN ASKS ABOUT GOD’S RELATIONSHIP TO TIME

http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/menus/eternity.html

http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/docs/omniscience.html

http://www.amazon.com/God-Time-Views-Paul-Helm/dp/0830815511 

http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-God-Study-without-Time/dp/0199590389/ref=pd_sim_b_6

 

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 012 (9/10/11)

 

* ANONYMOUS ASKS WHY JOHN 5:4 ISN’T IN HIS BIBLE.

 

JOHN 5

2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?” 7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.” (NKJV)

 

NOTE FROM THE NAB:

* [5:4] Toward the end of the second  century in the West and among the fourth-century Greek Fathers, an additional verse was known: “For [from time to time] an angel of the Lord used to come down into the pool; and the water was stirred up, so the first one to get in [after the stirring of the water] was healed of whatever disease afflicted him.” The angel was a popular explanation of the turbulence and the healing powers attributed to it. This verse is missing from all early Greek manuscripts and the earliest versions, including the original Vulgate. Its vocabulary is markedly non-Johannine.

 

* MARY FROM AUSTRALIA ASKS ABOUT SACRED TRADITION

 

2 THESSALONIANS 2

[14] To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

[15] So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.

 

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST WHEN HE WAS ON EARTH

 

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

 

Christ's soul and his human knowledge

 

471 Apollinarius of Laodicaea asserted that in Christ the divine Word had replaced the soul or spirit. Against this error the Church confessed that the eternal Son also assumed a rational, human soul.

 

472 This human soul that the Son of God assumed is endowed with a true human knowledge. As such, this knowledge could not in itself be unlimited: it was exercised in the historical conditions of his existence in space and time. This is why the Son of God could, when he became man, "increase in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man" [Lk 2:52], and would even have to inquire for himself about what one in the human condition can learn only from experience. This corresponded to the reality of his voluntary emptying of himself, taking "the form of a slave".

 

473 But at the same time, this truly human knowledge of God's Son expressed the divine life of his person. "The human nature of God's Son, not by itself but by its union with the Word, knew and showed forth in itself everything that pertains to God." Such is first of all the case with the intimate and immediate knowledge that the Son of God made man has of his Father. The Son in his human knowledge also showed the divine penetration he had into the secret thoughts of human hearts.

 

474 By its union to the divine wisdom in the person of the Word incarnate, Christ enjoyed in his human knowledge the fullness of understanding of the eternal plans he had come to reveal. What he admitted to not knowing in this area, he elsewhere declared himself not sent to reveal [Cf. Mk 13:32, Acts 1:7.].

 

* WILL FROM JOPLIN ASKS ABOUT GOD’S RELATIONSHIP TO TIME

 

http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/menus/eternity.html

 

http://www.leaderu.com/offices/billcraig/docs/omniscience.html

 

http://www.amazon.com/God-Time-Views-Paul-Helm/dp/0830815511

 

http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-God-Study-without-Time/dp/0199590389/ref=pd_sim_b_6

 

 

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 011 (9/3/11)

* RICHARD FROM SANTA CLARA ASKS ABOUT THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER

WIKIPEDIA ENTRY:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Spaghetti_Monster

THE ORIGINAL LETTER:

http://www.venganza.org/about/open-letter/

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 010 (8/30/11)

 

* DUANE ASKS WHETHER PROTESTANT MINISTERS ARE “CALLED” BY GOD

 

No one has a right to receive the sacrament of Holy Orders. Indeed no one claims this office for himself; he is called to it by God. Anyone who thinks he recognizes the signs of God's call to the ordained ministry must humbly submit his desire to the authority of the Church, who has the responsibility and right to call someone to receive orders. Like every grace this sacrament can be received only as an unmerited gift [CCC 1578].

 

The use of this expression [“subsists in”], which indicates the full identity of the Church of Christ with the Catholic Church, does not change the doctrine on the Church. Rather, it comes from and brings out more clearly the fact that there are “numerous elements of sanctification and of truth” which are found outside her structure, but which “as gifts properly belonging to the Church of Christ, impel towards Catholic Unity”.

 

It follows that these separated churches and Communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation. In fact the Spirit of Christ has not refrained from using them as instruments of salvation, whose value derives from that fullness of grace and of truth which has been entrusted to the Catholic Church”  [Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects

of the Doctrine on the Church (June 29, 2007)].

 

* CLAUDIO ASKS WHETHER WE MUST HOPE THAT SALVATION IS OBTAINED BY ALL.

 

MATTHEW 7

 

[21] "Not every one who says to me, `Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

[22] On that day many will say to me, `Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?'

[23] And then will I declare to them, `I never knew you; depart from me, you evildoers.'

 

LUKE 13

 

[23] And some one said to him, "Lord, will those who are saved be few?" And he said to them,

[24] "Strive to enter by the narrow door; for many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able.

 

* ANONYMOUS ASKS ABOUT SHOPPING ON SUNDAY

 

CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH:

 

2185 On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the faithful are to refrain from engaging in work or activities that hinder the worship owed to God, the joy proper to the Lord's Day, the performance of the works of mercy, and the appropriate relaxation of mind and body. Family needs or important social service can legitimately excuse from the obligation of Sunday rest. The faithful should see to it that legitimate excuses do not lead to habits prejudicial to religion, family life, and health.

 

The charity of truth seeks holy leisure- the necessity of charity accepts just work.

 

2186 Those Christians who have leisure should be mindful of their brethren who have the same needs and the same rights, yet cannot rest from work because of poverty and misery. Sunday is traditionally consecrated by Christian piety to good works and humble service of the sick, the infirm, and the  elderly. Christians will also sanctify Sunday by devoting time and care to their families and relatives, often difficult to do on other days of the week. Sunday is a time for reflection, silence, cultivation of the mind, and meditation which furthers the growth of the Christian interior life.

 

2187 Sanctifying Sundays and holy days requires a common effort. Every Christian should avoid making unnecessary demands on others that would hinder them from observing the Lord's Day. Traditional activities (sport, restaurants, etc.), and social necessities (public services, etc.), require some people to work on Sundays, but everyone should still take care to set aside sufficient time for leisure. With temperance and charity the faithful will see to it that they avoid the excesses and violence sometimes associated with popular leisure activities. In spite of economic constraints, public authorities should ensure citizens a time intended for rest and divine worship. Employers have a similar obligation toward their employees.

 

* ANONYMOUS ASKS WHAT TO CALL FORMER ANGLICANS WHO JOIN THE NEW ORDINARIATE.

 

* ALEX ASKS WHY GOD CHOSE TO HAVE HIS SON DIE FOR OUR SINS INSTEAD OF JUST FORGIVING THEM WITHOUT THIS HAVING TO HAPPEN.

 

 

 

 

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 009 (8/24/11) 

* DAVID ASKS ABOUT THE AUTHOR OF HEBREWS AND THE SALE OF RELICS 

POPE BENEDICT ON BARNABAS: "In any case, Barnabas, together with John Mark, returned to Cyprus (Acts 15: 39) in about the year 49. From that moment we lose track of him. Tertullian attributes to him the Letter to the Hebrews. This is not improbable. Since he belonged to the tribe of Levi, Barnabas may have been interested in the topic of the priesthood; and the Letter to the Hebrews interprets Jesus' priesthood for us in an extraordinary way" (Audience of Jan. 31, 2007).

CODE OF CANON LAW (1983) Can.  1190: "§1 It is absolutely forbidden to sell sacred relics.

"§2. Relics of great significance and other relics honored with great reverence by the people cannot be alienated validly in any manner or transferred permanently without the permission of the Apostolic See."

* NICK IN BILOXI ASKS ABOUT OPENLY HOMOSEXUAL LECTORS AND EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

Can. 230 §1. Lay men who possess the age and qualifications established by decree of the conference of bishops can be admitted on a stable basis through the prescribed liturgical rite to the ministries of lector and acolyte.

Nevertheless, the conferral of these ministries does not grant them the right to obtain support or remuneration from the Church.

Complementary Norm: The National Conference of Catholic Bishops, in accord with the prescriptions of canon 230§1, hereby decrees that a layman who is to be installed in the ministries of lector or acolyte on a stable basis must have completed h is twenty-first (21) year of age. The candidate must also possess the skills necessary for an effective proclamation of the Word or service at the altar, be a fully initiated member of the Catholic Church, be free of any canonical penalty, and live a life which befits the ministry to be undertaken.

GIRM (2010) 101: "In the absence of an instituted lector, other lay people may be deputed to proclaim the readings from Sacred Scripture, people who are truly suited to carrying out this function and carefully prepared, so that by their hearing the readings from the sacred texts the faithful may conceive in their hearts a sweet and living affection for Sacred Scripture."

* CARL FROM NEW ORLEANS ASKS ABOUT EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS DISTRIBUTING COMMUNION BEHIND ALTAR RAILS

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS ABOUT THE HISTORY AND PURPOSE OF CANDLES IN WORSHIP.

GIRM (2010) 117. The altar is to be covered with at least one white cloth. In addition, on or next to the altar are to be placed candlesticks with lighted candles: at least two in any celebration, or even four or six, especially for a Sunday Mass or a Holy Day of Obligation, or if the Diocesan Bishop celebrates, then seven candlesticks with lighted candles. Likewise, on the altar or close to it, there is to be a cross adorned with a figure of Christ crucified. The candles and the cross with the figure of Christ crucified may also be carried in the procession at the Entrance. On the altar itself may be placed a Book of the Gospels distinct from the book of other readings, unless it is carried in the Entrance Procession.

* DUANE ASKS ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PARTICULAR AND GENERAL JUDGMENT.

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 008 (8/13/11)

* Rob from Maryland asks what to do with your hands during Mass.

* Kevin asks about kneelers, spongy bread used for Communion, and priests at Mass thanking God for rainbows and butterflies.

* Wesley from Brooklyn asks about eternal life. What is it, exactly, and can we have it here on earth?

* Helen asks about Adam and Eve and whether they could have spoken with the animals and the serpent before the fall.

"The tree of knowledge of good and evil is the line of demarcation between the two original situations which Genesis speaks of. The first situation was that of original innocence, in which man (male and female) was, as it were, outside the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil, until the moment when he transgressed the Creator's prohibition and ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge. The second situation, however, was that in which man, after having disobeyed the Creator's command at the prompting of the evil spirit, symbolized by the serpent, found himself, in a certain way, within the sphere of the knowledge of good and evil. This second situation determined the state of human sinfulness, in contrast to the state of primitive innocence" (John Paul II, audience of September 19, 1979).

* Jeff in Omaha asks whether God has to be good or did we just get lucky. 

* Sarah from Mobile, Alabama asks about keeping a blessed chalice at home.

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Here is my appearance on Kresta in the Afternoon from Monday, August 8, 2011, talking about the new translation of the Mass that will be going into effect this Advent.

Topics discussed include the length of God's nose (yes! really! listen to find out what this means!) and kneeling for Communion.

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Here is Voris's original video on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8Qr36uGCQQ

And the original CNA interview with Cardinal Canizares Llovera:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/spanish-cardinal-recommends-that-catholics-receive-communion-on-the-tongue/

And here's GIRM 160 (2011 ed.):

160.   The Priest then takes the paten or ciborium and approaches the communicants, who usually come up in procession.

It is not permitted for the faithful to take the consecrated Bread or the sacred chalice by themselves and, still less, to hand them on from one to another among themselves. The norm established for the Dioceses of the United States of America is that Holy Communion is to be received standing, unless an individual member of the faithful wishes to receive Communion while kneeling (Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum, 25 March 2004, no. 91).  

When receiving Holy Communion, the communicant bows his or her head before the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence and receives the Body of the Lord from the minister.  The consecrated host may be received either on the tongue or in the hand, at the discretion of each communicant.  When Holy Communion is received under both kinds, the sign of reverence is also made before receiving the Precious Blood.

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  • JIMMY AKIN PODCAST 006 (7/30/11)

* Philip from Fullerton, CA asks about Calvin and Double Predestination

  

  http://www.reformed.org/master/index.html?mainframe=/books/institutes/ (Calvin's Institutes)

  http://www.the-highway.com/DoublePredestination_Sproul.html (Sproul's article)

* Steve from Dayville, CT asks about the reasonableness of faith

  * Faith and Evidence

  * Evidence for the Unseen

  * The Role of Experiments

* Josh asks about feeling God's presence in nature

Psalm 19

[1] The heavens are telling the glory of God;

and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.

[2] Day to day pours forth speech,

and night to night declares knowledge.

[3] There is no speech, nor are there words;

their voice is not heard;

[4] yet their voice goes out through all the earth,

and their words to the end of the world.

In them he has set a tent for the sun,

[5] which comes forth like a bridegroom leaving his chamber,

and like a strong man runs its course with joy.

[6] Its rising is from the end of the heavens,

and its circuit to the end of them;

and there is nothing hid from its heat.

Romans 1

[19] For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. 

[20] Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse; 

[21] for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened. 

[22] Claiming to be wise, they became fools, 

[23] and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 005 (7/23/11)

* AL ASKS ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  * If A.I. were ever achieved at a level which would be close to or equal to human intelligence how would we approach it?  Would it be morally right to create A.I. if we were capable of it?  

  * If this A.I. were able to be fully sentient, would it deserved to be given rights, such as in Asimov's novels?

  * Would God give it a soul?

* ANONYMOUS ASKS ABOUT HELL

  * How to square the idea of hell with the mercy and love of God.

  * How can an finite number of years of sinning result in an infinite amount of punishment?

* MARK ASKS ABOUT ALIENS & SALVATION

  * Do (or could) aliens have souls? Could some have them and not others? How could we tell?

  * Could it be possible that aliens are a race unaffected by the Fall and thus don't need salvation?

  * Was Christ's sacrifice for the benefit of humans alone? If so, could there be another mechanism of salvation for ensouled aliens?

  * Would the discovery of alien races mean that Adam and Eve probably didn't live on Earth and probably lived waaaay before we thought?

  * Could Adam and Eve be descended from another race? What would that mean when (and if) it could be squared with Genesis?

  * Could it be possible that there are other creatures besides humans and angels (and aliens) that are even outside the physical world that we don't know about? Could there be another world that's not physical or spiritual, but something else?

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 004 (7/16/11)

 

* JOSCAT ASKS ABOUT USING PIRATED SOFTWARE

* DARLA ASKS WHY WE MENTION PONTIUS PILATE IN THE CREED

* RAY ASKS WHY THE CHURCH FATHERS SAY THE TRANSFIGURATION WAS ON MT. TABOR

* JACK FROM ARDMORE ASKS WHETHER CATHOLICS USE SPRINKLING FOR BAPTISM

 

LINK FOR THE MT. TABOR SEGMENT: http://oce.catholic.com/index.php?title=Transfiguration

 

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JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 003 (7/9/11)

 

ERIC ASKS ABOUT COLONIZING SPACE

* What if space colonizers can't bring priests with them? What are the faithful to do?

* Could a space bishop function in communion with Rome if there is little or no contact with Rome (or just really really long delays in messages sent back and forth)?

* What if there is limited or no possibility to produce bread and wine?

* Mass in zero-G?

* How would the liturgical calendar square with days and years of varying length? What about differences in how colonizers experience time due to relativity?

 

PAUL FROM HAWAII ASKS ABOUT PETER AND THE PAPACY

  * What is the evidence Peter died at Rome?

  * What is the evidence for an “unbroken” line of popes?

 

VERSES MENTIONED IN THIS SEGMENT: John 21:18-19, 1 Peter 5:13, 2 Peter 13-15, Revelation 17:1-18, 18:20

 

LINKS FOR THIS SEGMENT:

  * FATHERS QUOTES: http://www.catholic.com/library/Was_Peter_in_Rome.asp

  * TOMB OF ST. PETER http://www.stpetersbasilica.org/Necropolis/MG/TheTombofStPeter-1.htm

  * THE FATHERS KNOW BEST http://shop.catholic.com/product.php?productid=16848&cat=0&page=1

 

 

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This is not an episode of my own podcast but an episode of Kresta in the Afternoon in which I joined Al Kresta to discuss the most recent developments in the Fr. Corapi case and to try to make sense of them. Please keep all in prayer. Segment starts at about the 7:00 minute mark. (NOTE: Link to original file now fixed.)

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002 Sedevacantism, Is Jimmy a Robot? and the Seal of Confession--Jimmy Akin Podcast

JIMMY AKIN PODCAST EPISODE 002 (7/3/11)

* THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HELPED, AND ESPECIALLY CAPTAIN JEFF!

* GERSON ASKS ABOUT SEDEVACANTISM

  * Sedevacantism involves the sin of schism

  * Invalid elections?

  * Cardinal Siri secretly elected pope?

  * Popes & heresy

  * John Paul II & the "priestess of Shiva"

  * John Paul II kissing the Qur'an

  * No pope ever again?

  * Cardinal Foley on aarti

HERE'S THE BLOG POST I REFER TO IN THE SEDEVACANTIST SEGMENT: 

  http://www.ncregister.com/blog/how-useful-is-this-argument-against-sedevacantism/

* STACY FROM LEXINGTON ASKS ABOUT CONFESSION

  * Is Jimmy a robot?

  * Why is the priest the "confessor"?

  * Can priests warn the authorities based on what they have learned in confession?

  * Must priests ignore what they know from confession in a parish setting?

  * Why is the Church so strict about the seal of confession?

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The EPIC podcast journey begins . . . Welcome to the first episode of my new podcast. In this episode we consider the question, "Is the day of our death fixed or can we change it by our actions?"

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