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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.

Fr. Barry Bercier

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Rev. Barry Bercier, a professor of theology at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., is a Catholic priest and member of the Augustinians of the Assumption. He holds advanced degrees from the Weston School of Theology, University of Notre Dame, and Boston College. He has studied in Jerusalem and done pastoral work in Quebec. 

Father Bercier’s work has appeared in First Things and American Conservatism. Published by Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), Skies of Babylon is his first book.

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