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Everyone's From UD

After reading this post on Bettnet and seeing how many people reading the blog are from UD (The University of Dallas), I wandered over to Fr. Philip's blog which started the discussion. His homilies are great and right now he needs some help figuring out a new podcasting format. Go help him out!

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I Love Mommy Blogs

Mommy Blogs are proof that homemaking is not a dull occupation. Here are a few of my favorites: Danielle Bean is the author of My Cup of Tea, has seven going on eight kids and still has time to write about the domestic church on a regular basis. Mum 2 Twelve is pretty self explanatory. Kitty Eleison is my wife …

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A Tribute to Bad Taste

The Cafeteria is Closed, Curt Jester and Chroncle of a Meandering Traveller have a roundup of TabernACKles, Tacky-nackles and Mickey Mouse. And of course you can't forget the Borgnackle or “God is in nature, He lives in a tree“. :-p Can anyone find Jesus in this church? Bonus questions: Can anyone identify this structure as Catholic? Can anyone identify this …

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GIA and Oregon Catholic Press – Treasurehouses of Catholic Musical Heritage

As most people are aware, there are two main sources of music for Catholic liturgical services these days. The first is Oregon Catholic Press. The second is GIA. Oregon Catholic Press has created a hymnal industry that has been analyzed in the past by Crisis magazine. Several months ago they sent our store a wonderful CD called O Lux Beatissima …

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The Accidental Punctum (or How I learned to Love Chant) – Part I

Gregorian chant. Saying the words can put some people into a state of euphoria and make others have apoplectic fits. For those who are used to standard music notation, chant notation can seem like learning Latin when you know Spanish – it looks pretty familiar but you can't just jump in and start singing. First of all, learning chant is …

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Calling Catholic Bloggers

Alright, we know that most of you are already linked up with Amazon for an affiliate program but I thought I would make a pitch for the Aquinas and More Blogger program in case you would ever consider supporting a Catholic organization instead or in addition to Amazon. Our program pays 10% compared to Amazon's 4% and we keep track …

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Why You Should Own a Copy of the Compendium of the Catechism

You're Catholic. The Q and A format is hard-coded into your DNA. For the great art. Because learning the Faith in 200 pages sounds much less daunting than in 900 pages. Because the subtitle of this book is really "Baltimore Catechism Number 4" and you have been waiting for this volume since 1956. Because there just wasn't enough in the …

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Holy Grail, Batman!

With the DaVinci Code coming out soon, we thought a focus on some legends that are in the Catholic vein would be in order. The Grail Code is a brand new book that gives an overview of the history and legends of the Holy Grail and its relation to the Eucharist. The second book is a reprint from Loyola Classics …

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