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Religious Ed Curriculum Upheaval

Interesting news coming from the religious education world today. A non-denominational Christian group, CFM Religion Publishing Group, recently purchased Benziger and Resources for Christian Living religious education programs. Both of these programs are what you expect to find in Catholic parishes: watered-down pap that is only on the USCCB's approved religious ed list because it doesn't contain anything explicitly heretical. …

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1962 Tridentine Missal Supplies

Well, it is official as of Saturday. The 1962 Missal promulgated by Blessed Pope John XXIII will again be allowed as a valid option throughout the world. If you are in need of supplies for this liturgy, including Tridentine missals, music, Latin resources or Tridentine vestments, we've got the goods.

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Charlotte Church – Blasphemer

What is it about fame that makes people go bad? The pilot for The Charlotte Church Show was recorded before a live audience on July 12 in London. During the show, the hostess Charlotte Church, dressed as drug-using nun, smashed open a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary revealing a hidden can of cider, and spoke about worshipping “St. Fortified …

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Supernatural Collections

When it comes to strengthening your faith, sometimes the most effective method is to read about the many instances of spiritual phenomena that God has given us as proof that the Catholic Church is the true Church of Christ. Perhaps the top contributor of books on these issues, Joan Carroll Cruz has written a number of books to collect the …

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The Accidental Punctum (or How I learned to Love Chant) – Part II

In part one, I went over some great resources for teaching yourself the basics of chant. In this part I will review some resources that will be of use once you are ready to move beyond the basics and really get into chant. Okay, so you have learned the different types of notes and know how to sing the Missa …

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The Accidental Punctum (or How I learned to Love Chant) – Part I

Gregorian chant. Saying the words can put some people into a state of euphoria and make others have apoplectic fits. For those who are used to standard music notation, chant notation can seem like learning Latin when you know Spanish – it looks pretty familiar but you can't just jump in and start singing. First of all, learning chant is …

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A Primer on Catholic Missals – Part II

Post-Vatican II Missals There are three types of Post-Vatican II missals. You will want to find out from your customer which type he is looking for before pulling missals off the shelf. Disposable missals For people who don't want the expense of a permanent missal, there are two options available. First, there is an annual missal available from Catholic Book …

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A Primer in Catholic Missals – Part I

When you have customers come into your store who hold up two different missals, can you give them an intelligent explanation of what distinguishes each? If not, this guide is for you. If you are in the market for a Missal, take this information with you when you go shopping. The first question that needs to be asked is whether …

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