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More Resources for Lent

(Ash Wednesday – Feb 22) The Lent and Easter Wisdom Series This popular series is a wonderful way to spend each day of the Lent and Easter seasons deeper in prayer. Each day provides you with words from the saint or notable, a Scripture passage, a short reflection, and an action that will aid you in discerning God's will in …

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We're Hiring!

If you want to come work in our customer service department, please check out our job listing. You can also fill out our application on-line. We also will be looking for a part-time fulfillment employee in the next couple of weeks.

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Aquinas Doesn't Have to be Difficult

(Ash Wednesday – Feb 22) “Believing is an act of the intellect assenting to the divine truth by command of the will moved by God through grace.” – St. Thomas Aquinas 20% off all St. Thomas Aquinas items through Jan. 30 January 28 is the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, widely considered the greatest theologian and philosopher of the Catholic …

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Unbeatable Lenten Resource

Apologetics | Rosaries | First Communion Banners | Revised Missals (Ash Wednesday – Feb 22) Year after Year, One Book Proves the Best Resource for Lent   One book brings you the wisdom and insight of one of the greatest minds of the Church.   This is the must have book for you and your loved ones during the holy …

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A Guide to the Stations of the Cross

History Even though St. Alphonus' is the most popular version, the Stations actually originated with the Franciscans. The Stations of the Cross originated in the Holy Land as pilgrims went from one notable site to another while visiting Jerusalem. Even though this was a common practice, the Via Crucis didn't take a standard form until the fifteenth century. The Franciscans …

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The Devil Inside and other Exorcism Silliness

With the release of another atrocious exorcism movie, we thought it would be a good time to point out the truth regarding exorcism and other related topics that are far scarier in real life than in the movies. Even non-Catholic, non-religious critics think that the Devil Inside is about as bad as movies get. The Rite: the Making of a …

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The Day America Abandoned the Declaration of Independence

On January 22nd, 1973, the United States Supreme Court declared that the Declaration of Independence – the original document that separated the Colonies from Great Britain, was no longer true. The principals that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness were God-given, unalienable rights were abandoned for convenience and selfishness. Over the last 39 years over 50 million children have …

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Why the Daily Roman Missal Formatting Changed

We have received regular complaints about two things with the new Daily Roman Missal. First, that the font size on some pages is smaller than it used to be. Second, that some parts of the missal are printed multiple times in space that could have been used to make the font larger. We had an interesting conversation with Midwest Theological …

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The Eleventh Day of Christmas – In Praise of Teachers

Elizabeth Seton was born into the Bayley family in 1774, just two years before the American Revolution. She grew up in affluence among the socialites of New York City. Her mother was the daughter of an Episcopalian Rector and she died when Elizabeth was a youngster of three. Her father was a doctor and professor, and he saw to the …

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The Top Ten Catholic Retail Stories of 2011

During 2011 we saw a lot of major stories in the retail world. These are our top ten that have an effect on Catholic retailing. 10. Catholic Digest combines with Faith and Family Magazine. Early in 2011 when Bayard announced the purchase of Faith and Family magazine there was some concern for the brand. Fortunately, Danielle Bean was kept on …

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