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The Power of One

By the time Fr. Peter arrived in 1993, the church was virtually in total disrepair. Dark, dreary and empty–the physical condition of the church in many ways represented the spiritual state of the community. The confirmation program puttered along with only a handful of students. The financial state of the parish was miserable. The baptistry had been turned into a …

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Time to hit the books? Aquinas and More can help! 10% – 15% off all school books!

Weekly Newsletter   06/28/2006   If you haven’t seen the Didache High School series, you should take a look! Fran Rutherford’s two-volume Greek Classics (Student Book and Teacher’s Guide) provides an ideal course for parents who homeschool high school students and for teachers of secondary education who wish to introduce their students to the great books of Western civilization, “the …

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Overheard at Dinner

From Margaret, 5: “I just got the thigh of the bread.” “I think you meant the heel.” “Andrew, what do you want to be when you grow up?” “A daddy.”

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The Dark Side of Philanthropy

Today Warren Buffet, one of the richest men in the world, announced plans to give away his 40 billion in wealth. On the surface this sounds great but when you read the details, it isn't so nice anymore. Here is how the donations work. He has designated a total number of stock shares to be given to each of 5 …

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15% Off All Ignatius Press Books

View our selection of over 600 books from Ignatius Press The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. Each page also includes an easy-to-use Cross-Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for each chapter of the Gospel that can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, …

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New Store in Town

One of our regulars came in today and told us about a new Christian store that had opened in town so after work I went down to take a look. The store is about 30,000 square feet (the size of a Hobby Lobby) and has sections for gifts, books and Bibles, education, music and t-shirts and kids' stuff. Apart from …

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Reasons 200-205…

… why you should shop with us or, if you own a Catholic store, use our site for your own. 200) We just added three new gift wrap options to our site including First Communion, Confirmation and New Baby / Baptism wrap. As far as I know, we are the only on-line Catholic store offering gift wrapping options. 201) We …

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Interesting Tidbit – Pro Multis

From Whispers in the Loggia (I don't recommend this on a regular basis unless you can deal with a big ego). "Two bishops sought to return the phrase "for the many" to the consecration of the precious chalice. The BCL rejected the proposal given "the overwhelming view of the USCCB membership in favor of for all." However, the committee reply …

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Faithful Beauty – 1, Banal Language – 0

The new translation of major portions of the Mass has been approved by the US bishops (although they submitted over 60 ammendments for approval to Rome) Read more over at American Papist. Now if we could just fix music, orientation and architecture. I know, I know. I really am asking for too much here. The Cafeteria is Closed and Open …

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