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China's One Child Policy (and the murder of 40% + of their children) Continues

This morning our Product Manager told me that our most recent newsletter on why we don’t carry Chinese products elicited more response than ANY newsletter we have ever sent. All comments were positive about our stance. Today I found an article talking about how over 13 million Chinese babies are killed through abortion every year. That number does not include …

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China’s One Child Policy (and the murder of 40% + of their children) Continues

This morning our Product Manager told me that our most recent newsletter on why we don’t carry Chinese products elicited more response than ANY newsletter we have ever sent. All comments were positive about our stance. Today I found an article talking about how over 13 million Chinese babies are killed through abortion every year. That number does not include …

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Your Money is Going to China. How Do You Feel About That?

We’re one of the few Catholic retailers who refuse to carry and sell items that are made in China. Does it matter to you where your money goes and what it ultimately supports? As a Catholic, it should matter quite a great deal to you. As with all things we do, we must consider the consequences of our actions. Most …

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Catholic Publishers Undercutting Your Business? Tough!

For a long time Ascension Press has been running sales on their products directly to the public and doing aggressive direct marketing to parishes for their Great Adventure Bible Study. Recently, Ignatius Press started doing similar things – offering parishes products on commission, offering movie night packages for parishes and now, steep discounts on a lot of products on their …

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10 Ways You Can Celebrate the 2009 Year of the Priest

You may think that as a layperson there isn’t much you can do to celebrate the year of the priest.  All it will mean for a lot of people is mumbling a vocations prayer after Mass.  Here are some “additional” ideas you might consider.  Don’t dismiss any because they might be hard.  You have all year. 10. Invite a priest …

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Baptist Preachers in Clergy Shirts?

Blake Williams of Murphy Robes discusses new trends in liturgical garments at the 2009 International Christian Retail Show in Denver. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4diFWFoVIKI

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Win a Free iPod (and Aquinas and More Gift Card)

Lol Saints, the quirky humor site, is sponsoring a new image contest. Prizes include an iPod, an Aquinas and More gift certificate and other unnamed prizes. So go enter! If you aren’t that creative, at least get a good laugh from the posts.

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How About a Coffee Bar in Your Catholic Store?

Barney Paradise of Design Identity provided Aquinas and More with the design for our store when we first opened.  We sat down with him at the 2009 International Christian Retail Show in Denver where he discussed the changes that Christian stores are making in today’s market.  Thinking about putting a coffee shop in your store?  Maybe now is a good …

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What do you really know about St. Mary Magdalene?

Today is the feast day of St. Mary Magdalene. The Church considers her to be one of the greatest saints of all time and her feast has been celebrated since the earliest age of the Church. The Gospels tell us little about her, but we do know that she was a great sinner who experienced a profound conversion, in the …

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