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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.

Jeffrey M. Trissell, Esq.

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Jeffrey M. Trissell, Esq. (The George Washington University Law School: 2013) is a Senior Associate with the civil litigation firm LiMandri & Jonna LLP in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He also serves as Special Counsel to the Thomas More Society, a national not-for-profit public interest law firm dedicated to restoring respect in law for life, family, and religious liberty. Mr. Trissell is admitted to practice before all courts in California, before the Ninth Circuit, and before the U.S. Supreme Court. His primarily appellate practice focuses on high-profile constitutional litigation, as well as serious personal injury and business litigation. His published appellate decisions, including opinions from the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court, have been cited by other courts more than 250 times.

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