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 What is the name Catholics use for Fat Tuesday?

Answer Although the day before Lent is commonly called "Fat Tuesday," or "Mardi Gras," the more traditional name (in the English-speaking world, at least) is "Shrove Tuesday." This name comes from the ver... Read More »
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How many catholics are in the usa?

According to a study by the Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, the number of Catholics in the United States is 67.1 million (as of 2009). This is a decrease of 400,000 from 2007, which still... Read More »
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How many catholics are in the u.s.?

According to a 2007 study by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, Catholics made up about 24 percent of the American population. Their numbers declined slightly and then rose again; according t... Read More »
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What do Catholics believe about God?

Catholics believe in a single God who, however, includes three distinct persons: a difficult concept for nonChristians to grasp. Catholics further believe in God as the Creator of all that is. Cath... Read More »
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Is Lent only for Catholics?

On One Hand: Not Just for CatholicsLent is the period of approximately 40 days preceding the Christian celebration of Easter. A time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, it is usually associated with... Read More »
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