Jimmy was born in Texas, grew up nominally Protestant, but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible. But the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he entered the Catholic Church. His conversion story, “A Triumph and a Tragedy,” is published in Surprised by Truth. Besides being an author, Jimmy is the Senior Apologist at Catholic Answers, a contributing editor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and a weekly guest on “Catholic Answers Live.”
So the new Mass Translation has gone into effect! (Woo-hoo!) But there are still questions about it that need to be asked.
For example: If you’re in a *different* liturgy (not the Mass, one of the other sacraments) and the priest says “The Lord be with you,” what are you supposed to say? The old “And also with you” or the new “And with your spirit”?
Or what if you’re saying the Confetior in another service? Or how about using the Collect from Mass in the Liturgy of the Hours? Or taking Communion to an elderly person who suffers from dementia and is only used to the old translation?
Also, what should you do if a priest tells you in confession not to confess all your mortal sins? Does this invalidate the confession? Do you need to go back and confess them? What to say to a priest who tells you this kind of thing?
What are our responsibilities as customers? Do we have a moral obligation to refuse to purchase products that may have involved animal cruelty or poor working conditions at factories in the third world? Is it a sin to do so? How could we untangle these questions?
Suppose you innocently mention something to a co-worker and that results in the co-worker going out and committing a mortal sin. How responsible are you for what happened? Did *you* sin?
These are among the questions we explore in this week’s episode of the Jimmy Akin Podcast!
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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
* 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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