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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.

Donna Murphy

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Donna Murphy is the founder of Heaven’s Gain, a ministry dedicated to helping families who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. She has appeared on The Son Rise Morning Show, as well as other Catholic programs. After suffering three miscarriages, Donna was encouraged by her husband Jim to start a ministry that would provide caskets for miscarried babies. She says, “I acknowledge that [these families] have actually experienced a loss of a baby, not just a hope or dream, a real baby.  I acknowledge their right to grieve even if society does not understand this loss.” Her website is www.heavensgain.com.

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