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Christmas Pie – Yum!

This pie is an apple pie with cranberry and ginger in the mix. It isn’t as sweet as your typical pie, leaning more towards a spiced wine taste but it sure tasted great on Christmas morning.

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Holy Family Ball

What better way to spend the Feast of the Holy Family than to get all dressed up and go to a dance with the whole family? Each year a family in Colorado Springs sponsors a Holy Family Ball at the Air Force Academy. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as much as possible for the event. The dance is held ...

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The Seventh Day of Christmas – The Feast of St. Sylvester, Pope

Pope St. Sylvester I was born in Rome to Rufinus and Justa in the late 200’s. He was educated by a priest named Charitius or Carinus in literature and theology and was ordained a priest by Pope St. Marcellinus. He witnessed Constantine’s triumph in 312 and upon the death of Pope St. Melchiades was elevated to the papacy in 314. ...

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The Sixth Day of Christmas – Feast of the Holy Family

The Feast of the Holy Family is dedicated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, commemorating their life together in Nazareth and calling us to focus on Catholic family life. The feast is celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas, unless Christmas falls on a Sunday, in which case it is celebrated on December 30. According to The ...

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We Are a Large Mammal!

For those of you who follow such things, we are for the moment a “Large Mammal” in the blog ecosystem according to Truth Laid Bear. Yep, that’s us down around 2500. Thanks for reading and thanks especially to Kevin at New Advent who helped get us there.

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So Will Spiderman be Handing Out Condoms?

Superheroes meet the UN. Fantastic. The comic, initially to be distributed free to 1 million U.S. schoolchildren, will be set in a war-torn fictional country and feature superheroes such as Spider-Man working with U.N. agencies such as Unicef and the “blue hats,” the U.N. peacekeepers. The possibilities are endless.

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Choosing Catholic Publishers and Books

Following up on yesterday’s post about the anti-holiness kids book published by Paulist Press, I thought it might be helpful to go through the various publishers we deal with to help you make decisions as individual readers and also as Catholic store owners when you are trying to choose titles to carry. This is very important to us because of ...

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The Fourth Day of Christmas – Feast of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs

Herod was the king in Judea at the time Christ was born. He was an unpopular king, working as he did for the Romans, and his cruelty knew no bounds. He feared any threat to his power, and news of this newborn king troubled him. The wise men whom he had asked to report the whereabouts of the Christ Child, ...

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