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Happy Anniversary!

Ten years ago today I married my wife at St. Luke's Church in Irving, TX. The Mass was glorious – we had seven servers, a full polyphonic choir, a Novus Ordo Mass in Latin with our favorite priest, Fr. James, saying Mass versus orientem. The reception, attended by the largest gathering on both sides of our families in years, was …

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Calendars to INSPIRE Your New Year!

November 27, 2006   Happy New Year! Read below  Want to know when to expect your order? Read our Shipping Guide.    This is probably the most beautiful Catholic calendar available anywhere. Mary and the Saints Calendar 2007 This beautiful Calendar features a different full-color picture of Our Lady for each month, plus Marian prayers, Scripture passages and Catholic traditions …

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A Call For Volunteers – Review Your Religious Education Material!

Over the past couple of weeks I have exchanged letters with a bishop who did not like my religious education critiques or my reference to the USCCB's Catechetical list (The List) as a magic eight ball. He took my comments as an insult directed at the bishops' wisdom and teaching. To avoid any misunderstandings, I won't be using that reference …

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We Need To Hear More Like This From Our Shepherds!

This week's Catholic Herald contains a column from our bishop addressing the issue of Mass attendance. He encouraged all parents to set the example for their children by attending Mass weekly and taking their children with them. He quoted the Catechism on the subject and emphasized that not attending Mass weekly can put their souls in jeopardy. The column isn't …

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How Can This Possibly Be Just?

I just got a notice from our health insurance company that our health insurance is going up 20% next year. For $600 of month ($7200 a year), I will have a $5,000 deductible for my family. This year, we had to pay over $5,000 in medical bills because some stuff was out of network. Our health insurance costs have gone …

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Last Chance to Get Catholic Classics at a Huge Discount!

Just a last minute reminder for you . . . If you haven't already signed up for the Essential Classics of Catholic Spirituality pre-notification list, there's only a few hours left until the launch. And the Essential Classics collection will only be available to people on this list. . . you won't be able to get a hold of it …

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Where Not to Shop for Chirstmas Presents (Updated)

From this link: Chadwicks – No Best Buy – No Land's End – Yes Dillards – Yes Kohl's – Yes Macy's – Yes Walmart – No. Walmart has decided to use the word “Christmas” this year but has also decided that cozying up to homosexual special interest groups is a good idea. Best Buy says it “respects all holidays”. Anyone …

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Update on ProLifeSearch Catholic Classics

Updated again (9/22/07): Pro Life Search seems to have gone out of business taking a bunch of peoples' money with it. they never delivered the books they promised but if you happened to sign up for updates you are probably now getting spammed by the former owner. Be warned. Just a quick update — ProLifeSearch has some more “freebies” related …

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Are You Ready for Advent and Christmas?

How St. Nicholas Became Santa Claus   St. Nicholas comes to life in this video portrayal through authentic costumes, historical data, story-telling and sing-along music.  This unique experience helps children understand what Christmas is all about:  the celebration of jesus' birthday. Christmas Cards   It's not too late to order Christmas cards! We have 50 different beautiful designs available. Dawn …

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