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Shipping Delays from East Coast Vendors

Due to Hurricane Irene we have been informed that some of our shipments will be delayed. This will primarily affect vestments and jewelry products. The phone lines for one of our jewelry suppliers have been down for two days. Please keep everyone affected by Hurricane Irene in your prayers.

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Blessed Be God – The Last Prayer Book You Will Ever Need

Blessed Be God was the most popular Catholic prayer book in America for decades. The first edition came out in 1916 and the last edition in 1960.   Now, this beloved classic is once again available in a beautiful, compact leather bound edition. It includes 748 pages of timeless, inspiring Catholic prayers and devotions. “I use this book in the …

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Is Mass Optional?

Do you understand the Sunday Mass obligation? Do you know a Catholic who doesn't like to go to Mass? Do you understand why it is a Mortal sin to miss Sunday Mass without grave reason? In our modern society, faithfully attending Mass seems to have become an act many Catholics view as optional. The teaching of the Church has never changed. To get …

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Free Shipping Through Saturday

It's really simple. Free, standard, US shipping through this Saturday (8/27/11). Just use coupon code “08freeshipping” on the payment page during checkout. Not in the United States? Use coupon “08foreign” to get 5% off your order this week.   Terms: Only applies to new orders Only good for customers shipping within the United States using standard shipping Requests to ship …

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Book of Saints for Catholic Moms Contest

  Contest rules: Be a Tiber River blogger reviewer (sign up now if you aren't!) Write a blog post guessing what one of the saints in A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms is and why. Link to the book on our site (http://www.aquinasandmore.com/catholic-books/A-Book-of-Saints-for-Catholic-Moms/sku/25602) Leave a comment here on our blog so we can make sure you are entered the …

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What is Hell and How Do I Get There?

  If you've ever read Dante's Inferno or Milton's Paradise Lost, you're probably familiar with some of the traditional imagery associated with Hell. Parts of hell, like parts of Chicago, are not places you'd actively seek, but there are other places in Hell that look like great spelunking spots rather than locations of eternal suffering. This guide will help you …

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Why We Are Discontinuing the Youcat

After writing to Ignatius Press and getting a response to our concerns about theological issues with the Youcat, we have decided to stop carrying it. I have given some serious thought to the reply I received and here are the reasons why we won't be carrying it anymore. The purpose of a catechism is to provide clear answers about the …

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Can You Help Catholics In The Military?

We opened our store in the aftermath of 9/11. We opened our store in Colorado Springs, a city with four military bases and the Air Force Academy. When we opened our store we heard from one of the local chaplains who was being deployed to an “undisclosed location” that it was almost impossible to get requisitions for Catholic devotionals for …

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The Immaculate Heart is specially celebrated during August

The month of August is given the special honor of being devoted to the devotion of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. While we have been unable to find a definitive statement explaining this, a couple of guesses can be made. First, the Feast of the Assumption of Mary occurs on the 15th of August. Don't forget to go to Mass! …

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What is First Saturday Devotion?

What is the Catholic Tradition of First Saturday? The Catholic devotion of First Saturdays was given to the Church by Our Lady of Fatima and the Child Jesus through the children of Fatima.  It is a devotion that atones for the sorrows of Our Lady. On July 13, 1917, Mary appeared to the children and showed them a vision of …

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