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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.

David Hartline

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David Hartline is a former Catholic school teacher, coach, principal, and diocesan administrator.  In addition to his educational experiences, he has also worked for a think tank on Capital Hill in Washington DC.  David is the founder and editor of the Catholic Report web site (CatholicReport.org).  He and his family reside in the Columbus, Ohio area.

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