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A Big Hand to Our Parish

Before I do two posts on the latest First Communion workbook lessons, I want to give some big kudos to our parish for the supplemental material they used in class and sent home this week.First, they gave out Halloween candy! No, the candy wasn’t the good part. The good part is the paper attached to every bag of candy. It …

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20% Off All Sophia Press Books and New Olive Wood Items for Christmas

  October 25, 2006 We have a large selection of Olive Wood in stock. Each style is in limited supply. Make GREAT Christmas gifts! Many Nativity styles available. This beautifully hand-carved statue of the Madonna and Child is 8 3/4 inches tall and made of olive wood from the Holy Land. Only 1 left! Actual product pictured. This beautifully hand-carved …

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The Usual Suspects are Mad at Our Bishop Again…

It must be election season. Commonweal is very upset at Bishop Sheridan in Colorado Springs because he addressed the intrinsic evils of abortion and gay marriage without bringing up the death penalty and unjust war. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The bishop’s column can be read here. If you want to read the warmed over, regurgitated tripe that …

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Why We Never Give Money to Pink Ribbon Campaigns

The journal of the Mayo Clinic has published a key article in its October 2006 issue entitled “Oral Contraceptive Use as a Risk Factor for Pre-menopausal Breast Cancer: A Meta-analysis”. Basically, their major findings were that oral contraceptives ARE, beyond any doubt, linked with a measurable and statistically significant increase in pre-menopausal breast cancer. Basically means that the contraceptive pill …

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Time to Purchase Your Yearly Calendars and Christian Prayer Guides

Time to purchase your yearly goods! October 19, 2006   Support our troops! Aquinas and More Catholic Goods has created this soldiers’ registry as a way for you to help support our troops’ spiritual needs while they are away from home. We have a huge selection of military and patriotic goods! This attractive 16-month 12×12 wall calendar: Lists all the …

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The Blessing Of the Minivan

I wish we had had this when we got our last minivan. Our minivan is a Chevy Venture. It is the only minivan that seats eight. This Christmas we will try to go to Tucson, AZ with all the seats full of children under the age of eight. The only reason why we are attempting something this insane is that …

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Part III: Why we only carry Faith and Life and Image of God Religion Series or…

Why the USCCB’s approved religious education book list is only slightly more useful than a magic eight ball. It’s week three and we have another doctrine-packed week of handouts to go through. Unfortunately, Faith and Life (F&L) only devotes a couple of paragraphs to the study of heroes aka saints instead of a whole chapter so the comparison will almost …

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A Small, White Casket

When people ask how many siblings I have, I usually say three – a sister and two brothers. But it isn’t true. I actually have three more. Two were miscarriages and one was a sister, Erin Patricia, who died when she was two weeks old. She would be 28 now. When people ask how many children we have, we usually …

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