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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 Meconi

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David Meconi is the author of many works in Catholic theology, especially regarding the development of doctrine in the early Church Fathers. Among his many writings are Peter Chrysologus’ Sermons (Routledge), the Cambridge Companion to Augustine (along with Eleonore Stump) as well as the Cambridge Companion to Augustine’s City of God (Cambridge University Press), and On Self-Harm, Narcissism, Atonement, and the Vulnerable Christ in Bloomsbury’s Reading Augustine Series. Meconi currently serves as a global instructor in the areas of crisis management and human behavior.

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