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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.

Margaret Bunson

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Margaret Bunson is the author or co-author of numerous books, including the Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, John Paul II’s Book of Mary, and The Encyclopedia of Saints. She is also the author of Kateri Tekakwitha Mystic in the Wilderness and Faith in the Wilderness: The Story of the Catholic Indian Missions.

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