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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.

Simone Rizkallah

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Simone Rizkallah’s professional background includes marketing communications, media, radio, and theater before discovering her passion for the Faith and the call to evangelize. She received a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from Christendom College and has since worked at St. Mary’s Catholic High School in Phoenix, Arizona as Theology Department chair and senior theology teacher and at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia as the director of Religious Education for both youth and adults. She is currently the director of program growth at Endow Groups, where she mentors women in cultivating their unique feminine genius and personal vocations. As the daughter of immigrants from the Armenian Diaspora in Cairo, Egypt, she has a particular interest in matters of religious freedom and culture. She enjoys writing, speaking, and teaching in various Catholic outlets and apostolates. She blogs at http://www.culturalgypsy.com.

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