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Oh,For Pete's Sake!

Oh, For Pete’s Sake! By: Irene Sutherland I remember the day that I received my First Holy Communion well. It was during a spring snowstorm on Sunday, May 8, 1966 at Holy Rosary Church in Rochester, NH. But it being my long awaited First Holy Communion Day, the snow didn’t seem to squelch my excitement. To me, my being only …

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Iron Mountain – a Study in Customer Service

Every year we take all of our shredding from the office to a secure document shredder. For the past few years we have taken our stuff to Docu Vault. This year when I made our delivery I found that Docu Vault had been bought by Iron Mountain. When I walked in the front door the receptionist wasn't there. I rang …

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Why We Don't Support the Komen Race for the Cure (2009 Edition)

Every year we do a post explaining our refusal as a company to support the Komen Race for the Cure. This year, the Archdiocese of St. Louis added another reason: The Komen Foundation supports embrionic stem cell research: Komen endorses embryonic stem-cell research that requires the destruction of embryonic human life, stating that, “embryonic stem cells are currently considered to …

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Got intentions?! God is waiting to hear from you.

The novena to the Holy Spirit traditionally begins today, nine days before the Great Feast of Pentecost. It is one of the ancient novenas of the Church. Many novenas end on the day of a feast, but novenas should not end on a Great Feast or Solemnity. There is some confusion about this. The Holy Spirit novena is traditionally prayed …

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Be In the Know. Impress Your Friends About the Year of the Priest.

In case you haven't heard, Pope Benedict XVI has declared that the next year, starting on the feast of St. John Vianney, will be “the Year of the Priest.” Due to the important nature of the theme and the rather essential role that priests play in the continuation of the Catholic Church (the Mass, Confession, etc.), we are dedicating our …

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Calling All Men

  Father's Day, June 21st, is a day to honor the men in our lives. It is also a day for men to look to St. Joseph, the model of manhood and fatherhood who the church has given us.      Prayer to St. Joseph, Holy Card       How about, instead of the tie this year, you find something to help the …

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The Miracle of Grandpa Lenard's Roses

Dear Ryan, As you know, Ryan, you never met your Grandpa Lenard, your Dad’s dad. He died and was called home to God before you were born, when your own Dad was still a boy. We miss him and we wish you could have known him. We feel he sent you a special message from Heaven on the day of …

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Catholic Summer Reading 2009 is a Go!

For the last two years we have endeavored to get Catholics interested in reading Catholic literature during the summer. This year's books are wide range of genres that should appeal to everyone. For the theologically inclined, we have The Angels and Their Missions, The Confessions, The End of the Present World and The Fulfillment of All Desire. For those wanting …

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Your Yard Sale is Now Regulated by CPSIA and the Federal Government!

Welcome Reason, Hot Air and Free Republic readers! Apart from this post, you may want to read our other posts on the CPSIA. You may also want to follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to Digg this post with the Share This widget at the bottom of the story. Word needs to get out about this! Just to follow up …

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