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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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Today’s Music: Eine Kline Nachtmusik (JewelBeat.Com)

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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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Today’s Music: Country Cheer (JewelBeat.Com)

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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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Today’s Music: Fast Swinging 30s (JewelBeat.Com)

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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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Today’s Music: New Life Today (JewelBeat.Com)

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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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Today’s Music: William Tell Overture

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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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Today’s Music: Nu Funk Rock (JewelBeat.Com)   

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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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Today’s Music: Glory Rocking Days (JewelBeat.Com)

 

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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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