Posts Tagged ‘Jimmy Akin’

The Assumption of Mary: 12 things to know and share

By Jimmy Akin |
August 15 is the solemnity of the Assumption of Mary.

In the United States, it is a holy day of obligation.

What is the Assumption of Mary, how did it come to be defined, and what relevance does it have for our lives?


Why did Mary remain a virgin after the birth of Jesus?

By Jimmy Akin |
Why did the Virgin Mary remain a virgin even after the birth of Jesus?

It is an interesting question, and it can be answered on both a divine and a human level.

In the video below, I explores both aspects of the question,…

What did Jesus mean when he said not to judge others? (10 things to know and share)

By Jimmy Akin |
Jesus famously said, “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”

Today, some people use this to shut down conversations when the subject turns to sexual morality.

“Didn’t Jesus say not to judge others?” they ask…

10 things you need to know about the mystery of the Transfiguration

By Jimmy Akin |
Tuesday’s gospel reading commemorates the mysterious event known as the Transfiguration.

Three of the four gospels record a myserious event in which Jesus took three of the disciples up on a high mountain and, while they were…

7 things you need to know about what Pope Francis said about gays

By Jimmy Akin |
The press is buzzing right now with claims that Pope Francis has taken a sharply different line than his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, on the subject of homosexuality.

Some are suggesting that the new pope has announced that…


During the last week I have heard some noise regarding another “real Jesus” book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” by Reza Asla. This week on Catholic Answers I heard a caller ask Jimmy Akin about it and he couldn’t say anything about it since he hadn’t read it. Now though since [...]

14 things you need to know about the new book Zealot

By Jimmy Akin |
There’s a new best-seller out there which claims to give us “the real story” on Jesus.

It’s called Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, and it is one in a long line of books challenging the portr…

12 to know and share about the World Youth Day indulgences

By Jimmy Akin |
The Holy See has announced special indulgences for World Youth Day.

Predictably, the press has totally misreported the issue.

So what’s the truth of the matter?

Here are 12 things to know and share . . .


1) Wha…

The Weekly Francis – 21 July 2013

The Weekly Francis is a compilation of the Holy Father’s writings, speeches, etc which I also post at Jimmy Akin’s The Weekly Francis. Jimmy Akin came up with this idea when he started “The Weekly Benedict” and I have taken over curation of it. Angelus 14 July 2013 General Audiences 5 June 2013 Messages 21 June [...]

Please Pray for Thomas Peters and His Family

By Jimmy Akin |
Thomas Peters (American Papist/CatholicVote/National Organization for Marriage) has been severely injured and is in need of your prayers.

According to his father, canonist Edward Peters (via Facebook):

Thomas Peters was…

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