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What do you know about Saint Ignatius?

Saint Ignatius

The Feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is here! As we celebrate his life, we should recognize the unbelievable importance and influence Saint Ignatius had on the current state of Catholicism in the world, and especially in the United States.     Born in Spain in 1491, Saint Ignatius underwent a spiritual conversion after being injured in battle against the French-supported …

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All About St. James the Greater

Saint James the Greater

James drank of the cup Jesus drank of, all too shortly after the Resurrection.  Acts 12:1 tells us that St. James the Greater was one of the first martyrs of the Church. Saint James is known to have died around A.D.  44, by the sword, at the command of Herod Agrippa. Herod Agrippa I, the grandson of Herod the Great who tried to have …

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Catholic Door Scholarship Finalists Announced!

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Why do you love being Catholic? Back in March, we introduced our first Catholic Door Scholarship essay contest for college students with this question. The criteria were simple: Practicing Catholic? Current or entering college student? If so, tell us why you love our faith in 400-600 words, and you'll be entered to win up to $750 to offset the cost …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Xuan Truong

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

I love being Catholic because I believe Catholicism is the sole faith founded by God. The founders of all other religions are mere mortals and flawed. Through the Catholic Church, I am unified with God in the most intimate way and able to call all baptized members family. Additionally, I gain access to all the means of salvation, notably the …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Christian Dresen

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Perhaps the greatest witness to my love of Catholicism is that I cannot explain it without invoking the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas, a Catholic saint. A scholar and author of the Summa Theologica, St. Thomas's writings are held in high regard for their detailed explanations of spirituality, society, and the soul of man himself. It is these writings, as well as …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Summer McKenna

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

To be completely honest (as a good Catholic should), I haven't always loved being Catholic. In fact, for the first decade and a half of my life, I dreaded being a Catholic because of all that it entailed: the weekly hour-long masses, the dumb CCD classes, the strict commandments, the modest outfits and the rosaries that apparently didn't double as …

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Why I Love Being Catholic – Victor Phi Nguyen

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

“Who am I, and what is my purpose?” This simple yet real question is something that every single man will ask himself in his lifetime. It is “the question” that strikes him to the core of his being and is capable of paralyzing him if he has failed to build his life on solid foundations. My identification with the Church …

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Catholic Door visits the Whitworth Spa

This morning we modified our routine at Catholic Door just a little bit to make time for some fun…with a visit to the Whitworth Salon! Run by four small but mighty stylists, the salon offered creative hair styling, along with massages, snacks, and manicures for the ladies. Each of us took a turn, and the results were quite eye catching… …

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What Are the Different Types of Rosaries?

What are the different kinds of rosaries?

Many of us are familiar with the standard, five decade rosary, the centuries-old favorite devotion of Roman Catholics throughout the world. An ornate crucifix on a strand of rosary beads is an image that most associate with devout and faithful prayer. But sometimes confusion arises with other terms, such as “chaplet” or “Franciscan rosary.” Aren’t they all the same? Well, …

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Plan Ahead for Ordinations – Chalice Sale

Chalice Sale

Every July at Aquinas and More we have a chalice sale because July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood. This means that all of our chalices (over 180 to choose from) are on sale. Our chalices are not the cheap ones with too-good-to-be-true prices. Our chalices are made in America and Poland and aren't going to lose their gold …

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