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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. Michael Giesler

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Fr. Michael Giesler is a priest of Opus Dei residing in St. Louis. He is a member of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology in Steubenville, Ohio. He has authored popular novels depicting the lives of the early Christians in Rome: Junia, Marcus, and Grain of Wheat (Scepter Publishers).

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