Jimmy Akin Podcast (general)

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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!

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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