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New Line of Affordable Catholic Medals

If you have been shopping for silver jewelry over the past few years you probably have experienced sticker shock. We have too. When we opened our store the most expensive sterling medals sold for about $30 with the average being in the low $20's. Today, the average sterling medal retails in the high 30's with many medals priced at around …

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What "Affordable Prices" Look Like

LINYI CITY, Shandong Province, China, April 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A chilling photograph circulating in China shows the body of a 9-months-gestation baby submerged in a bucket of water, apparently a victim of the country’s one-child policy. Digital Journal reports that the photograph, in which the head and arm of a child can be seen underwater in a large red …

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What “Affordable Prices” Look Like

LINYI CITY, Shandong Province, China, April 3, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A chilling photograph circulating in China shows the body of a 9-months-gestation baby submerged in a bucket of water, apparently a victim of the country’s one-child policy. Digital Journal reports that the photograph, in which the head and arm of a child can be seen underwater in a large red …

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10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday marks the start of the Triduum – the most solemn time of the liturgical year which culminates in the Easter Vigil. The Matins and Lauds of the last three days of Holy Week used to be known as Tenebrae. A 15-candle candelabra was set near the altar holding yellow candles like those traditionally used during a requiem. After …

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What Are The Seven Last Words of Christ?

The Seven Last Words of Christ The Seven Last Words of Christ refer, not to individual words, but to the final seven phrases that Our Lord uttered as he hung on the Cross. These phrases were not recorded in a single Gospel but are taken from the combined accounts of the four Gospels. Greatly revered, these last words of Jesus …

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It's Washing Day!

Holy Thursday, Maundy Thursday, Azymes. The day that Christ told two of his disciples to go to Jerusalem and find a place to celebrate the Passover. Azymes is the feast of the unleavened bread and it begins on this night. Traditionally three solemn Masses were celebrated on this day. Each had a unique purpose and each was preparation for Easter. …

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Latest Catholic Book Publishing Missal Release Dates

Just in case you were wondering when more St. Joseph missals will be shipping, we received a new release date schedule from Catholic Book Publishing yesterday: Zipper Sunday Missal – April 14 Brown Flex Cover Missal – April 14 Weekday 1 – week of April 9 Weekday 2 –  end of April Black Hardcover Missal – April 14 Zipper Missal …

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Passion Sunday Trivia

I learned something interesting about Passion Sunday last week. The Sunday doesn't exist as such in the Ordinary Form of the Mass. In the Extraordinary Form, the Sunday before Palm Sunday was called Passion Sunday. On this Sunday, the “Glory be, to the Father, etc…” was dropped from the liturgy until the Easter Vigil.

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