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Advent Reading Essentials

In modern society, the Advent season has come to be treated as no more than the shopping and baking period between Thanksgiving and Christmas morning. While there is of course nothing wrong with either shopping or baking, it is important to take time to remember the meaning and significance of this liturgical season. It is a busy time of year, to be sure, but with a concise, yet insightful Advent meditations book every one can, and should, take a little time each day to pray and reflect on the deep meaning of the Advent season – in regards to both preparing for the anniversary of Christ’s birth and preparing for Christ’s second and final coming.

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The Complete Guide for Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi

Complete Guide to Celebrating Corpus Christi

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the whole Christian life. The feast of Corpus Christi is a celebration of Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. It parallels the celebration on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the institution of this sacrament. When the Eucharist is carried through the streets in solemn procession, the Christian people give public witness of their faith and devotion toward the sacrament of the Eucharist

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Back to school gifts for Catholic college students

Back to School Gifts for Catholic College Students

Going back to college means preparing for many things - new friends, new classes, new challenges and even spiritual warfare. Your son or daughter could use some extra backup when going back to school because they will likely be confronted by students and professors who are hostile to Catholicism and they will also face the usual temptations that come with college life. At Aquinas and More we've put together a list of Back to school gifts for Catholic college students to help you out.

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Why have Crucifixes and Crosses in the Home?

Crucifixes for your home

It has long been a tradition of Catholic families to hang crucifixes throughout their homes, or to even have a crucifix embedded into the foundation of the house. Some merely hang the crucifix on the walls of their home as a reminder of Christ’s redemptive sacrifice, but beyond this it is also a sacramental, used in devotion to Our Lord and as a guard against evil.

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What is a Scapular?

What is a Scapular

You've seen scapulars. You may even wear one. But do you know what they are and what the conditions are for wearing it?

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Everything You Need to Know About Sacred Vessels

How to Clean Sacred Vessels

What is a Sacred Vessel? Sacred Vessels are the receptacles and utensils used in liturgical celebrations to hold the consecrated Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church, these are the Chalice, Paten, Ciborium, Pyx, and the Luna and Monstrance. The Sacred Vessels of the Church are to be treated with ...

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Spanish Statue Finishes

Spanish Statue Header

Our gorgeous church statuary from Spain is some of the most beautiful that you can put in your church. It is hand-made and hand-painted by a company that has been producing statues since 1880. There are a few things to know before purchasing one of our statues. First, these statues are made to order and are coming directly from Spain ...

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Required Reading on Catholic Social Teaching


When I first started writing this post, I had planned on giving a reasonably thorough summary of the various titles on this list. After sifting through just the official Church statements on social justice, I realized that they are so deep and so broad at the same time, that I can't do justice to them in a few sentences on a blog post. In, fact I'm sure it's the reason why, apart from the official documents, I have over a dozen books on social justice sitting on my desk including the USCCB's Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church which is as large as the Catechism.

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