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  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
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  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
  • strict warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/3/d161544361/htdocs/punkrockcatholic/modules/aggregator/aggregator.pages.inc on line 260.
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Dec. 23 - O Emmanuel

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 17:20
Here is the final O Antiphon for the Advent Season:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?".

Christ is near!!!!

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Oh, My User!! (Tron Geek-Out Alert)

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Thu, 12/23/2010 - 13:35
On the last day of 2009, I made a post about the new Tron: Legacy movie and how excited I was for it to hit the theaters, considering how mind-blowing the original Tron movie was for me when I was a kid.

Well, last Friday I finally got to see it. It has received some bad reviews, but I thought it was ... AWESOME! Perhaps I'm not as much of a discriminating viewer as your average movie critic. Oh well, I usually don't agree with secular movie critics anyway. There's one scene towards the end of the movie that I completely geeked-out on. I could hardly contain myself, it was so freakin perfect. I don't want to spoil it for you, so I won't say any more, but if you've seen the original movie more than once you'll know exactly what I'm referring to.

If you haven't seen the original movie yet, you definitely should. You don't have to see it in order to get what's going on in the new movie, but if you do then you'll appreciate Legacy a lot more. Thankfully, the entire movie is on YouTube, in 9 parts. Start with Part 1 and once it ends, YouTube will queue the next Part in the series.

Also, here are the 3 official trailers for the new movie. Watch these and then tell me you don't wanna see it!







There are some interesting religious themes in Legacy.

-- SPOILER ALERT --

When Quorra gets hurt in one scene, Kevin Flynn brings up a 3D display of her genetic code and breathes onto the damaged portion in order to heal her. When my brother and I saw this, we were immediately reminded of Gen 2:7, when "the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life." Flynn is revered by Quorra as "the Creator." Any program that believes he has a "User" is declared by Clu to be a religious fanatic and is harshly punished. In fact, the punishment is to participate in "the games," which is very reminiscent of the martyrdom of Christians in the Roman Colosseum. Clu was a program created by Flynn to do good, but he eventually turned against his creator much like Satan did.

The final lesson of the movie appears to be that, with the power that science and technology give us, there is also the temptation for man to become a god-like figure, manipulating other beings and the world as he sees fit. If he succumbs to this temptation, it will only lead to his peril.

Have you seen the new movie yet? Leave a comment and let me know what you thought. For the whole story behind the movies, see the Wikipedia articles for Tron and Tron Legacy.

"End line."

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

If the Holy Family Was on Facebook

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Wed, 12/22/2010 - 22:00
... their recent activity would look something like this:



Very well done. For a more humorous take (yet still reverent), see The Nativity ... If It Happened Today.

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Dec. 22 - O Rex Gentium

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Wed, 12/22/2010 - 16:00
Here is the O Antiphon for today:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

New Trailer for "The Catholicism Project"

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Tue, 12/21/2010 - 16:00
Fr. Barron does amazing work:

Categories: Catholic News

Why "Jesus" and Not "Emmanuel"?

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Tue, 12/21/2010 - 15:02


Why does Isaiah say that the son born of a virgin will be called “Emmanuel” but the angel tells Mary and Joseph to name him “Jesus”?

First, let’s take a look at the passages in question. Isaiah is one of the prophets from the Old Testament. Here are his words:

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.
From the very beginning, the Church has considered this to be a prophesy about Christ. Now, here is where the angel tells Mary and Joseph to name this son “Jesus”:

Lk 1:31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Mt 1:21 she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins."
Immediately after verse 21, Matthew quotes the passage from Isaiah above and applies it to Jesus. Here is where we are confronted with the question at hand. The angel says He shall be named “Jesus”, but then right after that Matthew quotes Isaiah where he says that He shall be called “Immanuel.”

Here I think is the answer: Isa 7:14 should be read in the same way that a similar passage shortly after it is read. Look at what Isaiah says in chapter 9:

Isa 9:6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called "Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Now, no one reads this and thinks that our Savior’s name should have been “Wonderful,” or “Counselor,” or “Mighty God.” Yes, He is to be called these things, as Isaiah says, but not because any one of them is to be His name. Instead, He is called these things because that’s what He is. These titles speak to the essence of the Son of Mary.

“Immanuel” is the same type of thing. Isaiah isn’t meaning to say that His name will be Immanuel. Instead, he is saying that this son truly is “God with us,” just as He is a wonderful counselor, a mighty God, an everlasting father, and a prince of peace.

The angel says that His actual name shall be “Jesus.” Why? Because He will “save His people from their sins.” And this is fitting. The name “Jesus” means “Jehovah is salvation” or “Yahweh saves.”

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Dec. 21 - O Oriens

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Tue, 12/21/2010 - 09:00
Here is the O Antiphon for today:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Dec. 20 - O Clavis David

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Mon, 12/20/2010 - 09:00
Here is the O Antiphon for today:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Dec. 19 - O Radix Jesse

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Sun, 12/19/2010 - 19:00
Here is the O Antiphon for today:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Dec. 18 - O Adonai

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Sat, 12/18/2010 - 17:00
Here is the O Antiphon for today:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

Dec 17 - O Sapientia

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Fri, 12/17/2010 - 16:10
Here is the O Antiphon for today:



Also see my previous post, "What Are the O Antiphons?"

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
Categories: Catholic News

What Are the "O Antiphons"?

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Thu, 12/16/2010 - 16:29
The "O Antiphons" begin tomorrow, so now is a good time to consider what exactly they are and how they can enrich the Advent season.

An antiphon is a short verse from a psalm or other usually biblical source that is chanted (or at least recited) before and/or after a psalm. The O Antiphons are the antiphons chanted on each of the seven days before Christmas Eve, Dec. 17-23.

On each day, a different O Antiphon is sung during Evening Prayer, which is the portion of the Liturgy of the Hours that is prayed at sunset. They are called “O” antiphons because each one starts with the exclamation “O”, followed by a title of the Savior. They are meant to heighten our awareness of the coming of the Lord as we approach those precious few days before Christmas.

The seven O Antiphons are: O Sapientia (Oh Wisdom), O Adonai (Oh Lord), O Radix Jesse (Oh Root of Jesse), O Clavis David (Oh Key of David), O Oriens (Oh Rising Sun), O Rex Gentium (Oh King of the Nations), and O Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” Each one is named after the title of the Savior that begins the antiphon. Here are the antiphons for each day, in full, followed by the passages from Isaiah that inspire them:
  • Dec. 17 - O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God, you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care. Come and show your people the way to salvation.” (cf. Isa 11:2-3; 28:29)

    Dec. 18 - O Adonai: “O sacred Lord of ancient Israel, who showed yourself to Moses in the burning bush, who gave him the holy law on Sinai mountain: come, stretch out your mighty hand to set us free.” (cf. Isa 11:4-5; 33:22)

    Dec. 19 - O Radix Jesse: “O Flower of Jesse’s stem, you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples; kings stand silent in your presence; the nations bow down in worship before you. Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.” (cf. Isa 11:1, 10)

    Dec. 20 - O Clavis David: “O Key of David, O royal Power of Israel controlling at your will the gate of Heaven: Come, break down the prison walls of death for those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death; and lead your captive people into freedom.” (cf. Isa 9:6; 22:22)

    Dec. 21 - O Oriens: “O Radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice: come, shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.” (cf. Isa 9:2)

    Dec. 22 - O Rex Gentium: “O King of all the nations, the only joy of every human heart; O Keystone of the mighty arch of man, come and save the creature you fashioned from the dust.” (cf. Isa 2:4; 9:7)

    Dec. 23 - O Emmanuel: “O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.” (cf. Isa 7:14)

Besides praying these during the Liturgy of the Hours, families can also make up their own prayer services using the O Antiphons. For example, everyone could recite the Antiphon for the day together, then the father could read the appropriate passage from Isaiah, and then end with everyone singing “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” During Advent, it is always good to set aside some time to pray as a family.

For more on the O Antiphons, see the following articles:Finally, in a singularly enjoyable post, Patricius over at Singulare Ingenium makes a wonderful connection between the O Antiphons and Tolkien's Middle Earth. Pretty cool!

Have a Blessed Advent!

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
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The Nativity ... If It Happened Today

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Tue, 12/14/2010 - 19:17
This right here is pretty stinkin ingenious:

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For the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Sun, 12/12/2010 - 16:28
With the ever-increasing expansion of the abortion industry, we need Our Lady of Guadalupe now more than ever. On this, her feast day, I present to you the following articles:
ST. JUAN DIEGO
PRAYERS
Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
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Gaudete Sunday, Rose-Colored Vestments, and Advent Wreaths

Phat Catholic Apologetics - Sun, 12/12/2010 - 16:19
Why does the priest sometimes wear pink on the third Sunday of Advent?

First, it’s important to define the exact color in question. The liturgical color that can be worn on the third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete Sunday”) is rosacea, or “rose” – not pink. Rosacea has a slight orangish-red tint to it, sort of like a fresh salmon filet. If you’ve never actually seen rose-colored vestments before, you might be surprised to find that they are very distinguished and beautiful. Pink, on the other hand, is a paler, more feminine color. Think “Pepto-Bismol”.

In our modern times, vestments for this day have gotten a little bubble-gum crazy and, as a result, a priest risks looking like a big Care Bear every time Gaudete Sunday rolls around. Thankfully, he can also choose to simply wear violet.

Here are some examples of rose-colored vestments, courtesy of Fr. Z and New Liturgical Movement (go to each site and search for "Gaudete" and "rosacea"):























As you can see, there is some acceptable variation in color. Some of the vestments above are closer to red, others closer to purple. All of them are very dignified and appropriate for the third Sunday of Advent.

The reason for the color change is to emphasize in a poignant way that the Lord is near. Advent is now more than half-way over! The bursting forth of such an unusual color has the effect of a sudden exclamation in a quiet room. In the midst of our penances, and our quiet contemplation, a voice cries out: Gaudete in Domino semper! “Rejoice in the Lord always!” Those are the words of the Entrance Antiphon for today, and that’s why we call this day “Gaudete Sunday.”


Where does the Advent wreath come from? What does it mean?

The following explanation is from Fr. William Saunders, a popular Catholic apologist and theologian:
The Advent wreath is part of our long-standing Catholic tradition. However, the actual origins are uncertain. There is evidence of pre-Christian Germanic peoples using wreaths with lit candles during the cold and dark December days as a sign of hope in the future warm and extended-sunlight days of spring. In Scandinavia during winter, lit candles were placed around a wheel, and prayers were offered to the god of light to turn "the wheel of the earth" back toward the sun to lengthen the days and restore warmth.
By the Middle Ages, Christians had taken up this practice and infused it with profound symbolism as a way to prepare for Christmas. Since Jesus is the light of the world (cf. Jn 8:12), it is fitting that the wreath would produce more and more light the closer we get to Christmas, the celebration of the birth of Christ. The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent. Three of them are purple, a color traditionally associated with penance and prayer. One of them is rose, a symbol of our rejoicing. The circular shape of the wreath, which has no beginning or end, symbolizes the eternity of God, the immortality of the soul and the everlasting life found in Christ.

Pax Christi,
phatcatholic
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