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Publishers Killing the Faith Example 50,001

A while back we wrote about a new book from Paulist Press that basically encourages children not to try and be saints. We just received the Spring release catalog and it contains some great new examples of Paulist Press trying to kill off their market. The first example is God Goes on Vacation. Here is the description from their catalog: …

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Update on CPSIA and Our Vendors

After talking to most of our vendors over the last few days we have found that we can divide them into a few categories: 1) Two vendors knew what was going on and actually have been doing testing. We should be receiving certificates shortly. 2) Most vendors were unaware of the law and are now running around frantically trying to …

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Your Children's Section at the Library Could Be Closing Soon…

…thanks to the US Government's far overreaching attempt to keep you “safe”. If you haven't heard of the Consumer Protection Safety Improvement Act, you need to get informed. This new law could shut down small retailers, children's clothing companies and, yes, even the kid's section of your library.

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Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) Central

If you haven't heard of the new law, you don't have long to get up to speed. We started calling vendors last week and found that many had never heard of the law and most probably won't be legal in time. We created CPSIA Central to facilitate the communication of vendors and retailers in the Christian markets so that vendors …

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St. Anthony the Great, Founder of Monasticism

On January 17, the Church remembers Saint Anthony the Great, the founder of Christian monasticism. Early Life of St. Anthony Most of what is known about St. Anthony, who was born around 251 AD, is found in the document “Life of Anthony,” written by Athanasius of Alexandria in the year 360. The biographical information as well as some homilies and …

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CPSIA and Your Business

If you haven't heard about this fun new bit of  federal government overreaching into your business, now is the time to do some research. Mark Riffey over at Business is Personal has been posting about CPSIA for a while. Basically, the new law requires that you have proof from your vendors that anything you carry for children 12 and under …

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Have a Blessed Epiphany!

Epiphany is the Christian feast that celebrates the Incarnation and in particular the revelation to mankind that God took on human form. It is curious then that in the West we typically associate January 6th with the three wise men. It is true that these men from the East represent man's discovery of the Messiah, but they weren't looking for …

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Baronius Press – Offering Great Traditional Catholic Books

We're very pleased to be able to offer our customers the finest in traditional Catholic books from Baronius Press. Baronius Press is a Catholic book publisher based in London, England with distribution operations in the U.S. Originally founded in Glasgow in 2003, it takes its name from the Venerable Cardinal Cesare Baronius, an ecclesiastical historian in Naples who lived from …

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The Twelfth Day of Christmas – Feast of St. John Neumann

In America it isn't easy being Catholic. Christmas always makes this particularly obvious as we're bombarded things we must buy, movies we must see and parties we must attend. Even the best in our culture would have us believe that the true meaning of Christmas is spending time with family. The belief in America as the land of opportunity has …

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The Eleventh Day of Christmas – Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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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