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Remember, the only dumb question, is the one not asked.

DATELINE: February, 2012 Commenting On Specific People.

We will no longer be commenting on specific people unless they have passed on to their particular judgment. If you have concerns about how Catholic any person or group is, we would encourage you to ask these basic questions:

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