Jimmy Akin

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10 Things You Need to Know About Jesus’ Transfiguration

The Transfiguration of Our Lord is hard to understand. Why did it happen? What did it mean? Here are 10 things you need to know.   1. What does the word “transfiguration” mean? The word “transfiguration” comes from the Latin roots trans-...

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Who Was St. John the Baptist? 11 Things to Know and Share

John the Baptist is a mysterious figure in the New Testament. He was famous in his own day, even before he became the herald of Christ. We even know about him from outside the New Testament. The Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the...

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12 Things to Know and Share About the Holy Trinity

The Church teaches that the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian Faith. But how much do you know about this mystery? What is its history? What does it mean? And how can it be proved? Here are 12 things to know and...

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8 Things to Know and Share About Pentecost

The original day of Pentecost saw dramatic events that are important to the life of the Church. But where did the feast of Pentecost come from? How can we understand what happened on it? And what does it mean for us today? Here are 8 things...

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7 Things Pope Francis Wants You to Know About Jesus' Ascension

Whether your diocese celebrates the Ascension of Christ on Thursday or Sunday, the time is upon us. In 2013, Pope Francis gave an explanation of the Ascension, what it means, and how it affects our lives. Here are 7 things he wants you to...

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9 Things to Know and Share About Fatima

May 13 is the optional memorial of Our Lady of Fatima. Fatima is the most prominent approved apparition of the 20th century. It became famous the world over, particular for its three-part “secret.” Here are 9 things to know and share with...

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8 Things to Know and Share About St. Catherine of Siena

April 29 is the memorial of St. Catherine of Siena. She is a saint, a mystic and a doctor of the Church, as well as a patroness of Italy and of Europe. Who was she, and why is her life so significant? Here are 8 things to know and...

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9 Things You Need to Know About Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday is a recent addition to the Church’s calendar, and it has links to both private revelation and the Bible. Millions of people look forward to and are profoundly moved by this day. What is it, and why is it so important to...

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7 Clues Tell Us *Precisely* When Jesus Died (the Year, Month, Day, and Hour Revealed)

We are in the midst of our annual celebrations of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We all know that this happened in Jerusalem in the first century. That separates Jesus from mythical pagan deities, who were supposed to live in places or times...

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9 Things You Need to Know About Good Friday

Good Friday is the most somber day of the Christian year. It is the day our Savior died for us. It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man. Here are 9 things you need to know.   1....