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.”
In the years I have been maintaining my personal blog (www.jimmyakin.org), I have uploaded something over 4700 posts (according to current statistics). This makes it a bit hard to remember everything I’ve put up.
Fortunately, I have the memories of readers to remind me, and one reader in particular has reminded me that there are some posts that I had forgotten to include in the Annual Lent Fight that I uploaded yesterday.
These posts concern, in particular, the Church’s laws concerning Ash Wednesday and its laws regarding fasting.
As a result, I’ve done some link updating.
Since Ash Wednesday is a day of both fast and abstinence, I have chosen to repeat here the relevant links, along with this introductory note citing the main differences.
I hope this helps, and I wish all a tranquil and spiritually productive season of Lent.
- THE DURATION OF LENT
- LET’S COUNT THE DAYS OF LENT
- “FORTY” DAYS
- THE INFAMOUS SUNDAYS IN LENT CONTROVERSY: I, II, III, IV,V
PENANCE IN GENERAL
- THE LAW OF FAST: FOOD
- FASTING AND BEVERAGES
- FASTING AND “APPROVED LOCAL CUSTOM”
- FASTING AND “NO SECOND MEAL”
- FASTING AND “SOME FOOD IN MORNING AND EVENING”
- A SHORT PRIMER ON FASTING (BY SDG RATHER THAN JIMMY)
- MORE ON FASTING (BY SDG RATHER THAN JIMMY)
- THE LAW OF ABSTINENCE
- FISHING INDUSTRY HOAX
- CAPYBARAS AND OTHER AQUATIC NON-FISH
- SOLEMNITIES THAT FALL ON FRIDAY DURING LENT
- SOUPS MADE WITH MEAT
FRIDAY PENANCE OUTSIDE OF LENT
What do you think?