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May 03, 2007

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Esau

Jimmy,

That ain't a problem -- you do what you have to do and make sure you take a breather when you can.

Your situation here is quite understandable.

I, myself, have to clear my schedule of two weeks of work ahead of time prior to taking any vacation just to make sure I'm good (i.e., things are taken cared of) for the two weeks I'm gone and that when I come back, everything (fingers crossed) is in order.

Marc

It's all good. Even Jimmy Akin gets to have a life. ;)

Ed Peters

Hey, I pay good money for this blog! I expect full value for my hard-earned money. If you wanna blow off a couple weeks to take cruise, fine, but I demand a pro-rata refund. Now! :)

John F. Kennedy

I hope you bring back a lot of photos (with the toe of your boot in the frame of course) of all of the interesting historic places.

Monica

Have a good time! Send us a postcard.

Brent Robbins

Hey Jimmy,

I'm going on the pilgrimage and cruise as well. What preparation for the trip in itself is taking so long? I haven't even started to pack yet. I hope I'm not missing something important that I should be preparing for!

Mary Kay

Lots of pictures when you come back, please :)

bill912

"Things have been so busy they've been slow."

Didn't Yogi Berra say that?

Paul H

Hi Jimmy,

No problem. I thought that maybe you were busy with some of those infamous secret projects. This may not be the best time to ask, but is there any update on any of those?

Esau

I thought that maybe you were busy with some of those infamous secret projects. This may not be the best time to ask, but is there any update on any of those?

I could've sworn they've already sent out emails several times in the past weeks concerning a few of them already -- unless those weren't the actual secret projects, but a diversion from the real secret projects! ;^)

Esau

Hey, I pay good money for this blog! I expect full value for my hard-earned money. If you wanna blow off a couple weeks to take cruise, fine, but I demand a pro-rata refund. Now! :)


About what Ed Peters said above, can we really request for a refund? I'd settle for some Catholic.com gift certificates, in fact!

(Ed Peters' post reminds me of one of Conan O'Brian's spiel)

No refund needed....yu can keep the $337.99 a month...

Esau

yu can keep the $337.99 a month...

Whoa!!!

Is that how much it costs for upkeep of the blog?

Jimmy, you do a great service for us by providing not only your great insights but making the blog available to us for topics on Catholicism.

It not only has apologetic appeal, but promotes envanglization and, thus, spreads the Gospel of Christ as well!

God bless you!!!

(Hope you have fun on your cruise!!!)

JoAnna

Have a fabulous cruise, Jimmy!

My husband and I would be on it if it were financially feasible. It sounds like it's going to be an INCREDIBLE trip. Maybe next year. ;)

PNP, OP

CRUISE!?? Need a chaplain??? I did it last summer in the Med...

Fr. Philip, OP

Mary Kay

Is that how much it costs for upkeep of the blog?

No, it's for all the secret decoder rings :)

A cruise?

I hope it is a private boat with no pool.
Because if it is, I would declare it to be a near occasion of sin.
And contradictory if you are going to a pilgrimage.
But I really don't know what type it is, so I'll reserve judgement, unless it is what I described above.

In Christ,

X.G.R.

J.R. Stoodley

Lighten up X.G.R. What could be a near occasion of sin for you may not tempt Jimmy, and while intense, difficult pilgrimages may be more spiritually fruitful than vacation-like ones the vacation-like ones are still good things. Everyone needs time to relax after all, and how better than to give it a religious purpose as well.

I greatly sympathise with Jimmy's lack of time. I'm currently in the midst of final exams at college. I suppose I should stop procrastinating here.

The 6th commandment is not relative.

JoAnna

Tell ya what, X.G.R., why don't you leave the judging up to God? I think He's better at it than you are.

bill912

"I really don't know what type it is, so I'll reserve judgment," except that I really won't reserve judgment, despite my admitted ignorance because I just want to condemn.

I don't know what type of cruise it is
so I won't say it is outright bad.
But if it is the typical cruise regardless if the destination is Rome or the Holy Land, it is a sin.

And that is a error in philosophy if you think all judging is left up to God.

That denies that He delegates authority.
Now I may not be a bishop, but who has to be one to state the obvious.

Anon

It's this type of cruise.

Some books you can't judge by their covers. Others, X.G.R., you can.

Mark

RELAX, don't be overly puritanical or legalistic.

There is daily Mass on the ship/boat. There is opportunity for confession. There are good speakers and company.

YES, many cruises are girls gone wild types, but many, even with some immodest swimwear with pretty women notwithstanding--are older people, families who want the all inclusive meals, drinks, sun, pool, fun, sleep, dance--in a relatively wholesome and family way.
I went on a cruise with my 90 plus year old Grandmother, my 70 year old aunt, and lots of little cousins and there was no sin (at least not obvious sin)and lots of other seniors and families. SO, you are assuming a lot that this is a college age or party cruise (which also do exist).

It sounds like a GREAT CRUISE. Have FUN. RELAX. and learn lots about the faith from great minds like Jimmy Akin and others. I wish I was there.

Stop the stupid judging, puritanical assumptions, legalistic nonsense. Don't make Catholics look stupid.

JUST THE VERY FIRST THING YOU SEE ON THAT LINK HAS IMMORAL SWIMWEAR!!!!!!!!!

Brian

I see a small picture of women swimming in one-piece bathing suits. I'd like to see the argument that one-piece bathing suits are immoral in and of themselves. Or even, that they're immoral in that picture.

Claude

Vegas showgirl outfits too! And those "one-piece" bathing suits seem to be showing a bit of their derriers.

Immodest showing of body parts...
They are tight and fit the contour of the body...
They are made to provoke a person...

And definetly not the swimwear worn in better times...


I as a man wear a t-shirt and shorts of a non-seethrough colour. And never hang around the beach, I go to a remote area accompanied by other men and not women, and swim.

SWIM, not stay around the immoral beaches.

I guess women can wear the same.

or http://www.wholesomewear.com/
I'd say both sexes can wear a wetsuit if you like, but if you are not really diving I'd throw on some shorts and t-shirts.

And I don't care if you've seen your parish priest wear something else. Priests can sin too.
Plus if you read up on the history of swimsuits you'll see that it started being immoral with the 20's and so forth in decadence and immorality.

X.G.R.

www.ohanaswimwear.com
www.swimmodest.com
http://www.modest-swimwear.net/

I rather look unstylish (The Virgin of Fatima said that styles drag people to Hell) and not commit a mortal sin.

And anyhow, it is not that bad at all.

Monica

Jimmy, have fun there with all those Girls Gone Mild on your cruise.

XGR, are you sure it was back in the 20's where swim suits went bad? (read: women no longer drown because their 6 yards-of- wool swim dress weighed them down so much) Are you sure it wasn't all because of Vatican II?

Brian

And definetly not the swimwear worn in better times...
I as a man wear a t-shirt and shorts of a non-seethrough colour.

In better times--say Victorian England (which may or may not be better overall, but were better for modesty)--your t-shirt and shorts, which are perfectly acceptable to wear at the beach or running errands or many places today, would be immodest. Modesty in clothing is subjective. I agree with you that there needs to be limits, but I don't think wearing one-piece bathing suits for swimming crosses that limit in our culture. Then again, I just admitted its a subjective matter, so I can't actually prove that I'm right.

ChristCrucified

CANON III.--If any one saith, that the sacrifice of the mass is only a sacrifice of praise and of thanksgiving; or, that it is a bare commemoration of the sacrifice consummated on the cross, but not a propitiatory sacrifice; or, that it profits him only who receives; and that it ought not to be offered for the living and the dead for sins, pains, satisfactions, and other necessities; let him be anathema.

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