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Mary, Mother of the Son by Mark Shea

I’ve been seeing mention of this series on Mark’s blog for some time and they have finally arrived! Mary, Mother of the Son is a three-volume set from Catholic Answers that seems to be a pretty comprehensive look at the Blessed Virgin Mary. In Book 1, Modern Myths and Ancient Truths, Mark Shea first addresses common misconceptions and blatant falsehoods ...

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Update on the Last Rome Post

I posted my last Architecture of Rome blog yesterday, and because my school’s internet connection is unreliable, the post did not include the pictures.  I was finally able to add them to the post this evening.  Enjoy.

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Art and Architecture of Rome

Last week I unfortunately was unable to do my weekly post on Rome’s churches. This week I continue with a special edition from Barcelona, Spain. There is only one gothic church in the entire city of Rome – Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, and it is not recognizable as a gothic church until you enter, so I have been anxious to ...

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Idearc Media Update – Just Desserts?

You may recall that we had some serious problems dealing with Idearc Media for Google Adwords campaigns a few months back. We told them multiple times that we weren’t working with them anymore and they kept charging us for services they weren’t providing. I finally spoke to our new sales rep, George (Nick is gone) who promised that he was ...

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Beware of Monastery Icons

Updated 6/9/2014: In April of 2012 the Sacred Arts Foundation was reinstated in MO with a home address of… Cedar Crest, NM. Cedar Crest is where the Ashram moved 2007. The secretary is still John Weber who has been associated with the organization for many years back. Updated 11/21/2009: Someone commented below that the website for the Sacred Art Foundation is ...

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Two Men and a Brush – A study in Customer Service

This summer was a doozy for strange weather up in our part of Colorado. First, we didn’t really have summer since it rained almost every day from May through August. Second, we had a hail storm that lasted fifteen minutes and dumped quarter-sized hail on everything. Third, we had the “We’ll never have a tornado near our house because of ...

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Pre-Paid Legal – Fail!

Our family has had a legal coverage plan through Pre-Paid legal. This basically is like legal insurance. For a monthly fee you can call in for legal advice anytime and have a limited number of documents reviewed or written by the lawyers who participate in the program. Many months back we changed banks and in the switch I forgot to ...

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A Theological Tour of Rome – Quiz Blog 3

I usually submit a blog on Saturday, but I was visiting the Naples area, so the blog had to be postponed until now.   I made a short trip down to the area around Anzio a little while ago which is truly remarkable.  This area is rich in history, both religious and otherwise.  It is home to Saint Maria Goretti as ...

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How to Light Candles the Italian Way

Today we had a customer come in the store wanting to know if we sold tapers for lighting votive candles that had burned most of the way down. Using  regular matches is out of the question unless you want to burn your fingers off or hold the candle upside and drip wax all over while you try and find the ...

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A Theological Tour of Rome – Quiz Blog 2

As we all know, there is a church in practically every corner of Rome. The professors at the Rome campus of the University of Dallas capitalize on this. Dr. Dawson-Vasquez, our Theology professor, makes visits to churches a core portion of his course. We need to write short, theological interpretations of 12 of the city’s churches. When I first looked ...

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