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Mixing It Up With Episcopalians

Here we are at the 16th annual Religious Booksellers Trade Exhibit (RBTE) in Chicago. This is, according to the organization, “gathering the religious marketplace for Catholic, Episcopal and other liturgical traditions.” To get here we had to get up at 3am on Tuesday (after I had gotten back the night before from a four-day family road trip in our new ...

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I Love Large, Homeschooling Families

If you have absolutely nothing to do for a while, and you feel like getting fired up, I recommend reading the prequel to this post, here. “I Hate Large, Homeschooling Families” is, I think by far, the most read and answered post ever on this blog. I hope Ian doesn’t mind my using his title to tell a small story. ...

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Announcing the Catholic Summer Reading Program

For decades, secular bookstores throughout the country have been enormously successful at developing summer reading programs which feature popular and affordable paperbacks that can be easily carried and casually read while on vacation or simply enjoying some “downtime” during the summer months. Now, leading Catholic internet retailer Aquinas and More Catholic Goods www.aquinasandmore.com has announced a new and distinctly Catholic ...

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I'm Glad Our Products Don't Help Pay For This

Since we started our company we have had a policy that prohibits carrying Chinese made products. Every time I read an article like this I am glad we instituted it. I realize that it is almost impossible to not buy Chinese products in some way but if you are careful you can avoid them in almost everything. You just have ...

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The Holy Father's New Book is Here!

Here is an excellent review and some comments about Pope Benedict XVI’s new Book “Jesus Of Nazareth“ which was released in the U.S. just a few days ago. Review and comments of Dr. Jeff Mirius, Founder of Catholic Culture: Benedict’s New Book by Dr. Jeff Mirus May 18, 2007 My parish church is blessed to have a very enthusiastic priest ...

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Reasons To Believe – New Scott Hahn Book

This book unravels mysteries, corrects misunderstandings, and offers thoughtful, straightforward responses to common objections about the Catholic faith. Bestselling author Scott Hahn, a convert to Catholicism, has experienced the doubts that so often drive discussions about God and the Church. In the years before his conversion, he was first a nonbeliever and then an anti-Catholic clergyman. In REASONS TO BELIEVE, ...

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10 Things to Know About Your Customers

While this is directed specifically at Catholics, having this (or equivalent) information about your customers is essential to long term success in your business. 1) Name – Customers that you can greet by name are far more likely to feel welcome in your store and will buy more because you have taken the time to remember who the person is. ...

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Why Do Your Customers Shop With You?

As a store owner, one of the most important pieces of information you can have is the reasons your customers shop at your store. If you can give an answer that isn’t your personal opinion but an actual survey of your customers, you are ahead of the curve. If all you have is a guess, then you are projecting your ...

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