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Dear catholic.com visitors: This website from Catholic Answers, with all its many resources, is the world's largest source of explanations for Catholic beliefs and practices. A fully independent, lay-run, 501(c)(3) ministry that receives no funding from the institutional Church, we rely entirely on the generosity of everyday people like you to keep this website going with trustworthy , fresh, and relevant content. If everyone visiting this month gave just $1, catholic.com would be fully funded for an entire year. Do you find catholic.com helpful? Please make a gift today. Thank you. Wishing you a blessed Lenten season.

Anne Hendershott

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Anne Hendershott is a professor of Urban Studies and the chairman of the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics Program at King’s College in the heart of New York City.  She has specialized in the study of abortion and its relation to politics and religion. Her writings have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education.  

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