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An Alternative Bailout Bill

As I have followed the news concerning the banking bailout and read about the supposedly “better” bailout plan that is currently being considered, I came to the conclusion that since I don't have a degree in economics and have never served in any government capacity I could craft a bill to handle the mortgage crisis that is at least as …

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A Movie to Get You Thinking

Last week I saw a thought-provoking movie that I wanted to get your input on. The movie featured a brooding hero who really just wants to marry his girl and leave the vigilante justice of his town to someone else. His black sidekick is a quiet man who is always there with the right weapon to help in a pinch. …

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The Importance of Voting Catholic

Did you know that there's a presidential election coming up here in the United States? This election has brought people into the discussions who might not normally be very interested in politics, because everyone seems to have very strong feelings about the election is this year. Since it is often the case that the candidate who wins the Catholic vote …

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St. Pio – Our Model for the Struggle Against Modern Evil

Today is the feast of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, our beloved Padre Pio. In light of the recent exhumation of Padre Pio, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and as the Church celebrates his feast day September 23, we recall the life of this miraculous saint – his tireless battles against evil and sin, and his unshakable devotion to God. St. Pio …

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40 Days for Life

Starting next Wednesday, people all over the country will be taking part in the 40 Days for Life campaign. Beginning as a local campaign in Bryan/College Station, Texas, the 40 Days for Life was the answer to the prayers of a pro-life group there who wanted to find a way to reduce abortions in their area. 1,000 people participated and …

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The Sorrows of Mary

Today, September 15, is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows Since the middle ages, the Church has celebrated the feast Our Lady of Sorrows in mid-September, a devotion to the suffering and spiritual martyrdom of the Blessed Mother of Our Lord. The name Our Lady of Sorrows was first used by the Servites, or the Friar Servants of Mary, …

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Never Forget

Tomorrow, as most of you are probably aware, is September 11 – the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. In some ways, it's hard to believe seven years have already passed since that day. At the same time, I can barely remember what things were like before the attacks. I was in …

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What's New This Week at Aquinas and More!

There are quite a few new items this week here at Aquinas and More. We work diligently to continue to bring you the largest Catholic online selection in the country! Our large selection of Christmas cards for Christmas 2008 are now online and ready for sale. Be sure to order yours early so you have time to get them sent …

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Why Don't You Have Your Parish Book of Chant Yet?

From St. Mary's in Norwalk, CT: St. Mary’s is pleased to use for the first time this weekend the Parish Book of Chant, a brand-new publication from the Church Music Association of America. St. Mary’s was able to purchase the PBC thanks to the generosity of a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. This book is arguably the first to …

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The Anniversary Year Continues

In just over a week, Pope Benedict XVI will be in Lourdes, France to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady to St. Bernadette Soubirous. From September 13-15 he will be at the shrine, after spending the previous day in Paris. In honor of the anniversary, the Pope will visit the grotto where the apparitions occurred, address …

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