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Understanding “Call No Man Father”

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Jesus instructed his followers to “call no man father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven” (Mt. 23:9). How are we to understand the meaning of this command? Jimmy Akin explains.

Jimmy Akin is an internationally known author and speaker. As the senior apologist at Catholic Answers, he has more than twenty-five years of experience defending and explaining the Faith.

Jimmy is a convert to the Faith and has an extensive background in the Bible, theology, the Church Fathers, philosophy, canon law, and liturgy.

Jimmy is a weekly guest on the national radio program Catholic Answers Live, a regular contributor to Catholic Answers Magazine, and a popular blogger and podcaster. His personal web site is

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