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It's Time to Reflect on Purgatory

Although not one of the Four Last Things, purgatory fits in with the last things because for most good people, it will be experienced somewhere between judgment and heaven.  The existence of purgatory is taught by the Church because it has some Biblical basisand it is a logical way of upholding the belief that God is both merciful and just. ...

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Country Music Is Still the Best

I started listening to country music in high school during the glory days of Garth Brooks. I was in Forensics so I spent a lot of time between rounds sitting in the school cafeteria listening to cassettes on my Walkman. Yes, this was before CDs were the “big thing”. I also bought cowboy boots and taking after my grandfather, who ...

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Catholic Book Publishing Chapel Missal Review

This review is for the Catholic Book Publishing Chapel Roman Missal. Catholic Book Publishing has been one of the primary publishers of liturgical books since Vatican II. I would bet that over 75% of altar missals used in the United States came from them. This new edition shows that they know how to put together a solid missal that feels ...

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2012 Missal and Liturgy of the Hours Guides are of the Way

2012 is right around the corner and we have your liturgical guides!   Order your new guide now: » 2012 Guide for Liturgy of the Hours » 2012 Guide for Christian Prayer » 2012 St. Joseph Missal Guide » 2012 Guide for Liturgy of the Hours (Large Print) » 2012 Guide for Christian Prayer (Large Print)

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It's Advent Preseason. Are You Getting Ready?

Advent Books Are Shipping Now! Our perennially popular Advent and Christmas Wisdom series is shipping now.  This year the new addition is Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori. The latest addition to Liguori’s popular series of seasonal meditation books provides not only Scripture readings for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, but pairs them with a daily selection ...

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World Library Publications Roman Missal Review

World Library Publications is the liturgy and music arm of the J. S. Paluch company. Among other things, they print bulletins for parishes. The missal I’m reviewing is the Value Edition of the Roman Missal. WLP is also producing a Deluxe Edition with a genuine leather cover. The Value Edition has a bonded leather cover. I was able to take ...

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The Way – a New-found Interest in an Old Tradition

  A new movie called The Way, has called attention to an ancient practice known as a pilgrimage, which according to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices is “the practice of traveling to a holy place to obtain some spiritual benefit.” Christians have been making pilgrimages for centuries, some to places that Christ was known to have visited, and ...

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Who's Your Super Hero?

St. Jude – the Superman of Patron Saints St. Anthony may help you find the car keys that your two-year-old thought belonged in the Tupperware drawer. St. Joseph may sell your house in spite of being buried upside down and treated like a rabbit’s foot talisman. But when you absolutely, positively, need to have some help with an impossible case ...

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Bad Catholic's Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins – A Tiber River Review

I have to start off this review by saying that this book has been read piecemeal for the last few months. Instead of devouring the pages all at once, I opted to read bits and pieces in between other selections I was reading for review. And, in the long run, I think that’s the best approach for this particular work. ...

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Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins – A Tiber River Review

I have to start off this review by saying that this book has been read piecemeal for the last few months. Instead of devouring the pages all at once, I opted to read bits and pieces in between other selections I was reading for review. And, in the long run, I think that’s the best approach for this particular work. ...

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