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Free Brideshead Revisited Study Guide Available

We have just added a new study guide for Brideshead Revisited to the Catholic Summer Reading site. You may have heard that there is a movie adaptation coming out this year from Miramax. I implore you to read the book this summer instead. If you haven't voted for the Catholic Books of summer, there's still time!

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Is Your Business Stuck in the Dark Ages?

As a pet peeve of mine, I can't stand the use of the term “Dark Ages” since it falsely stereotypes one of the most intellectually, architecturally and artistically important epochs in history, but this post from Business is Personal contains several questions that you as a business owner need to ask yourself now and every year. I'm sure the reference …

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Chinese Government Stealing Water From Its Own

Ever since we started our business we have had a policy that we won't sell products from China. This is why you won't find cheap statues, porecelain nightlights, St. Joseph House Selling Kits and plush dolls in our store or on our site. If you want to see why, you can read our past posts on Chinese human rights abuses …

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Mark Shea Comments on the Catholic New Media Celebration

This is our second posting from bloggers who are attending the Catholic New Media Celebration in Atlanta this month. We asked them the question “How has new media like blogging and podcasting changed evangelization?” Here is Mark Shea's answer: How the New Media has Changed Catholic Evangelization for Me I suppose the quickest summation is this: before the appearance of …

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Happy Anti-Father's Day!

While buying Father's Day cards at the local Hallmark store, I was struck by two cards that point to the ongoing trend in our society that can really only be described as anti-Father. The first card said “I have a great idea. Let's not have anymore kids.” On the inside it said. “See, I'm a genius!”. The second card was …

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Is Your Corporate Credit Card Working for You?

As a business owner you should always be looking for ways to save money. One easy way to do that is to make sure that you are earning rewards points on every account you have for your business. We are enrolled in two rewards programs (checking, credit card) that have paid off nicely this year. The one for our checking …

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I think our store is now illegal in Colorado

Thank you Bill Ritter, “Catholic” governor of Colorado, for passing a law restricting religious views on homosexuality only to churches and allowing transvestites and other perverts free access to women's restrooms. We are all about protecting the children, right? It is possible the law's anti-“discrimination” demands could be triggered when outside groups come in to use a church meeting room, …

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Feast of St. Columbanus – Bear fighter and motorcyclist

Okay, tough guy. You think you're cool because you wear black leather and ride a Harley without a helmet? You aren't REALLY cool until you have a St. Columbanus medal to go with it. A bear-fighting saint who is also the patron of motorcyclists? Can't beat that. From Pope Benedict's public audience: After his education and spiritual formation in an …

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Catholic Summer Reading Voting is Underway!

Voting has been running for about a week and Pope Benedict is way out in front with Chesterton, Bernanos and Wagh pulling for second and third. If you haven't voted yet or let someone else know about the program, go do it! And don't forget that we have a kid's summer coloring sheet that they can fill out and send …

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