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31 Years Ago

On March 17, 1979 my first sister, Erin Patricia was born. Due to a combination of complications and medical incompetence she died on March 30, thirteen days later. I got to hold her once. When Paula and I were married it took us over two years to conceive the first time. We miscarried Blue Bonnet a couple of weeks into …

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First Communion – The Second Time Around

Close friends of my family offered to send me to a parochial school for a better education. One was Jewish and the other was Protestant. My parents were not churchgoers – my dad left in his youth; my mom came from a broken home, but they convinced my folks it would be better for me. I was already baptized but …

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Fun First Communion Bible Accessory for Your Daughter

We’ve just started carrying two new Bible cover designs that your daughter is going to love. The first one is a pink furry case  trimmed in Italian vinyl that will go perfectly with all the princess accessories that are so popular. She won’t want to put it down.  If your daughter isn’t into pink but still likes feminine designs, she …

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Mary's First Communion

I thank God for the miracle that is my daughter, Mary. She gives a glorious witness to God in everything she says and does. I can see God alive in her. She has a way about her that allows her to draw everyone closer to God. Last year, when she was in kindergarten, she longed to confess her sins and …

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Take a Lesson from Prophe-C, yo!

Here’s a bit of friendly advice for Palm Sunday 2011. Feel free to advise others. It seems to happen every year that when the congregation reads the bold text in the Passion Gospel, we come to one of the lines and hear, “Prophe-see!” *sigh* Prophecy (prof–uh-see) is a noun that is defined as, “the message received by the prophet”. Prophesy …

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A Lectionary-based Approach to Learning the Faith – An Old and New Method

We recently had the opportunity to interview Catholic author Ken Ogorek. Ken has written several wonderful books and he is currently the Director of Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The Gospel Truth, from Paulist Press, is his latest book. Our interview with Ken Ogorek: Can you give our readers/customers some information about your background? What about the other books …

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The First Eucharist Dress

I have 4 children – 1 boy and 3 girls. Anyone that has both sexes will agree there are so many differences between raising boys & girls and one of the most distinctive for Catholic kids is the First Eucharist attire. Steven’s was a no brainer: shirt, tie, vest, dress slacks and dress shoes. DONE! For the girls, it should …

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A Disturbing Dispute and False Accusations

For any who don’t know, Aquinas and More runs the online store for Catholic.net, Faith and Family and the National Catholic Register. We issued a press release about this last year. Catholic.net, Faith and Family, and the National Catholic Register are run by the Legion of Christ. Over at the Red Cardigan a discussion has started because Danielle Bean posted …

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First Communion For Twins

My First Holy Communion was special in two ways. First I got to share the joy and beauty of it with my twin sister, Marion.  We purchased our dresses and veils at a store where we always bought  all of our clothes, because they were willing to order another  one of the same outfit.  The second reason it was a …

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My oldest son's First Holy Communion Day

It was Friday April 19, 1996. It was the last rehearsal before the sacrament on Sunday April 21. It was the last possible day to order a videotape of the First Communion. Our church was very particular about photography during the Mass, so the CCD program always had a videographer tape the First Communion Mass. I wasn’t going to order …

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