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Catechesis: Not Just for Schools

Thursday July 31 marks the feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order. The Jesuits are well-known for, among many other things, education of young people, running many schools from grade schools to colleges. It is important to them that people learn the Catholic faith and are able to defend it, so ideally this is a focus …

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$200 Order – Free!

We have a few 2008 Sunday Missal and Hymnal books leftover but we still need to clear them out so we are offering the following special: Whoever purchases the last copy we have in stock will get their entire order that included the missal, up to $200 value for free. We will refund you after the order ships. The missals …

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What's New This Week at Aquinas and More

This week’s new items include an important forthcoming book by Pope Benedict XVI, a new line of leather corded jewelry which we think will have special appeal for younger Catholics, the entire selection of John Michael Talbot’s CDs, a new and important part of the acclaimed Great Adventure Bible Study and, finally, a wonderful reproduction of the most beloved painting …

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Briarhurst Manor: A Study in the Little Things

The Briarhurst is considered a jewel of fine dining in the Colorado Springs area: Only a few minutes drive west of Colorado Springs, The Briarhurst Manor is located in the tiny valley of Manitou Springs. The stately Victorian Manor House was built in 1876 by the founder of Manitou Springs, Dr. William Bell, of London England. The finely grained pink …

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The Dark Knight – A Modern Morality Play

The only sensible way to live in this world is without rules! From the start the Joker pulls back the curtain on true evil, showing the world to be horrifying place when morality is thrown out the window and replaced with chaos, lawlessness and an ends-justify-the means mentality. Other villains have come and gone, but the Joker should remain imprinted …

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40 Years Old and Not Going Away

July 25, 2008 marks the 40th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae, written by Pope Paul VI. In the encyclical, the unitive and procreative aspects of sex are explained and emphasized as equally important, to the point where neither can be denied, ignored, or interfered with. It affirmed that contraception is an intrinsic evil and cannot be accepted. Humanae Vitae …

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The Church Honors the Greatest Penitent On This Day

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Mary Magdalene. Known as the “Greatest Penitent,” St. Mary Magdalene was among the earliest disciples of Our Lord. She was “at the foot of the cross” with the Mother of Our Lord. It was to St. Mary Magdalene that the Risen Lord first appeared. In the early Church, she was often known …

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What's New This Week at Aquinas and More

This week we have some especially exciting new items to tell you about! As you probably know, the cause for the canonization of Cardinal Newman is progressing rapidly. This is particularly timely due to the rapid disintegration of the Anglican churches. Cardinal Newman, himself a convert from the Anglican church, has much to say to those who might consider becoming …

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Things to Look for in a Point of Sale System

Someone who is in the process of buying a Catholic store asked for tips on choosing a point of sale (pos) system since the store in question doesn’t have one. Definitely a step in the right direction. Here are list of essential things to have in such a system. I’m sure there are more so feel free to add in …

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