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What's New at Aquinas and More This Week!

Here at Aquinas and More Catholic Goods we're always searching for new products for our customers. We talk to hundreds of suppliers about all kinds of things, from books to rosaries to church supplies. Its important to us that we continue to offer you the largest online selection of Catholic goods in the world! We hear from so many of …

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Our Feast Day – the Feast Day of the Church!

Today is the Patronal Feast of the Holy Roman Church, the Solemnity of St. Peter and St. Paul. On June 29, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul. These saints are venerated individually on other days such as February 22nd, the feast of the chair of St. Peter, and January 25th, the celebration of St. Paul's conversion. …

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Honoring St. Paul, the Great Apostle to the Gentiles

On June 28, 2007 Pope Benedict XVI announced the coming of the Pauline Year to begin June 28, 2008. This Jubilee Year, intended to celebrate the 2000th anniversary of the birth of St. Paul – which is believed to have occurred between 7 and 10 AD – is intended to increase awareness of St. Paul and his mission. Letters of …

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Catholic New Media Celebration Wrap-Up

After reading all the great postings about the conference, I really wish I could have gone. Hopefully they will be doing this again next year! For some great summaries of the conference take a gander here, here, here, here, here and here. Before the conference started we had a few guest posts from other podcasters and bloggers talking about the …

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Catholic Summer Reading Winners Announced!

The voters in the 2008 election have spoken and the winners are: 1) Jesus of Nazareth 2) St. Francis of Assisi 3) Diary of a Country Priest We heard grumbling that we stacked the deck by putting the Pope's book on top and did notice some questionable voting activity from IP addresses designated to some “vatican.va” domain (whatever that is) …

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Our Mother of Perpetual Help, the Icon and the Devotion

June 27 is the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Our Mother of Perpetual Help (Succour) or Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary, associated with a Byzantine icon of the same name, said to be 13th or 14th century, but perhaps 15th century, which has been in Rome since at least …

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Celebrating the Birth of the Forerunner, St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Before Herod Today is the feast day of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist On June 24th, in the Roman calendar, the church celebrates the birth of St. John the Baptist. The celebration of the birth of the Forerunner is one of the oldest feasts in the Church's history, dating from the earliest days. St. …

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St. Aloysius Gonzaga – Remembering a Remarkable Young Jesuit

June 21 is the feast day of St. Aloysius Gonzaga, patron of teens and young people, an extremely devout young Jesuit novice who died at the age of 23. The first born child to the Marquis of Castiglione in 1568, Aloysius was born an Italian noble, and as such he grew up in a castle, trained from the age of …

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A Study in Customer Service

It isn't often that you can experience the opposite ends of customer service within a couple of hours. Today I had the opportunity to experience the best and worst in customer service. First, the best: A few months ago we changed our health insurance company and the agent was one of those fortunate people who actually got past my natural …

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