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The Origins of Father's Day

Way back in 1908 Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother’s Day in West Virginia. The idea of establishing an official day to honor mothers was actually HER mother’s idea. Mother’s Day became recognized nationally in 1914 with a proclamation by President Wilson.   In 1909 in Spokane, Washington, Sonora Dodd heard her pastor speak about Mother’s Day and decided that …

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I Am David – A Tiber River Review

It seems almost impossible for me to write a review for I Am David.  Nothing I could say would do this movie justice. David is a young boy who, after being born and raised in a Communist concentration camp in Italy, is finally able to escape with the help of another inmate.  In his young life he has seen nothing but …

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Cat. Chat Volume 4 – A Tiber River Review

I requested Cat Chat 4, because my daughter was preparing for First Holy Communion last spring, and I really wanted to excite her about the Mass. She loves the other Cat Chat CDs we own (I think we have all of them now), so I hoped she would especially enjoy this one. I was not disappointed! As usual, the creators …

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From Slave to Priest – A Tiber River Review

From Slave to Priest by Caroline Hemesath is A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton – The First Black Priest of the United States. The author provides background information prior to Father Tolton’s birth as well as additional information about events after his death. It’s a complete rendering of not only the story of Tolton’s life but the events surrounding …

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Why Can't Beggars Just Be Honest?

Today I received a letter with a “Par Avion Air Mail” stamp on it at work which of course made me interested about the contents. It turns out that it was a fundraising letter from the American Life League with a letter inside purportedly written by the president, Judie Brown. I may have mentioned before that I abhor dishonest fundraising …

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Praying Constantly – A Tiber River Review

I recently had the opportunity to read Fr. Benedict J Groeschel’s newest book, Praying Constantly: Bringing Your Faith to Life. As a mother who tends to have perfectionist tendencies, I’m always reading to find out just what praying constantly REALLY means. Obviously, I have my particularly busy station in life and cannot live like I was in a monastery (though, …

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This week's "Behind the Counter" Staff Reviews.

We continue our weekly “Behind the Counter”  staff reviews series with picks selected by our Product Manager, Jeremy Oliver. Jeremy Oliver, Product Manager No Price Too High and A Dinner with Alex Jones DVD Deacon Alex Jones “This is one of my favorite conversion stories.  In No Price Too High Deacon Alex Jones takes his audience through his journey, with …

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This week’s “Behind the Counter” Staff Reviews.

We continue our weekly “Behind the Counter”  staff reviews series with picks selected by our Product Manager, Jeremy Oliver. Jeremy Oliver, Product Manager No Price Too High and A Dinner with Alex Jones DVD Deacon Alex Jones “This is one of my favorite conversion stories.  In No Price Too High Deacon Alex Jones takes his audience through his journey, with …

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Congratulations to L'Angelus!

The Cajun musical group L’Angelus has been selected to perform at WORLD YOUTH DAY in Madrid, Spain in August and will make appearances on at least two stages. The group is scheduled to appear on the main stage twice, both times on days when Pope Benedict XVI will also address the young people. The group will also play concerts and …

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