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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.

Dale Ahlquist

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Dale Ahlquist is the President and Co-Founder of the American Chesterton Society, creator and host of the television series “G.K. Chesterton: The Apostle of Common Sense” (EWTN), and author of G.K. Chesterton – The Apostle of Common Sense (Ignatius 2003) and Common Sense 101 – Lessons from Chesterton (Ignatius 2006).

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