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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. SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR NEW MONTHLY DONATIONS! Thank you and God bless.

Rollin A. Lasseter

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Rollin A. Lasseter was General Editor of the Catholic Schools Textbook Project, and author of All Ye Lands, World Geography and Cultures and The Cast of Valor, a collection of his poetry. He was a member of the English faculty of the University of Dallas until his retirement. Dr. Lasseter died in 2008.

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