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Ian Rutherford is the President and founder of AquinasAndMore.com, one of the largest and oldest on-line Catholic stores. He lives with his lovely wife and eleven kids in northern Colorado.

The Season of the Dormition (or Assumption) of the Virgin Mary

We are approaching the season of the final Marian feast, the one which celebrates the end of the earthly life of the holy and immaculate Mother of God. On August 15 the Church in the West celebrates the Feast of the Assumption, in the East the Feast of the Dormition.  Catholics of the Eastern Rites (and separated Eastern Orthodox christians) …

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The One Catholic Prayer Book Everyone Should Have!

We're excited to announce some special news today from the world of traditional Catholic book publishing. The most popular Catholic prayer book for many decades is once again back in print! Blessed Be God is now available in a deluxe leather-bound, compact edition with gilt-edged pages and a ribbon marker. This 748 page, beautiful compact prayer book is perfect to …

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Cardinal Newman Beatification Pilgrimage

There is still time and space is still available! Cardinal John Henry Newman will be beatified by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI on September 19, 2010 during the Holy Father's pastoral visit to Great Britain. In some email correspondence this past Friday with Fr. Peter Stravinskas, founder of the Priestly Society of the Ven. John Henry Cardinal Newman, and the …

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New Prayer Card Designs – Only at Aquinas and More!

Here at Aquinas and More we regularly receive requests for prayer cards, or holy cards, that are not available through the few major prayer card printing companies. Typically these requests are for lesser known saints or uncommon prayers or sayings. Every now and then, though, we get multiple requests for a certain specific kind of prayer card. Such is the …

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The Book the Other Catholic Stores Aren't Selling . . . Yet.

We recently started selling Fr. Euteneuer's new book Exorcism and the Church Militant after receiving a couple customer requests for the book this past springtime.  Initially the book was difficult to source, but we found it and have been selling it very well. A representative of the publisher told me how she was at a trade show recently, featuring this …

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The Antidote to Liturgical Dance

I saw this over the weekend on the Byzantine forum – thought it was hilarious: Enjoy. If your Roman rite parish features liturgical dancing, you can grin and bear it – or you can run screaming to your nearest Eastern Catholic parish for some welcome relief!

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Vote for the Top Three Catholic Summer Reading Books!

The voting is on for the top three books of Catholic Summer Reading 2010! Simply go to the Catholic Summer Reading website and pick your top three titles. Spread the word! After the voting results are announced, we will be providing downloadable book discussion guides for the top three titles. Thanks for participating!

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Announcing the Catholic Summer Reading 2010 Book Selections!

June is here and it is time to announce the book selections for the Catholic Summer Reading program! Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions. This year there are 12 selections in the books for adult readers category: John Henry Newman: His Inner Life Exiles: A Novel Introduction to the Devout Life Fatherless No Turning Back Cloud of Witnesses See …

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Catholic Summer Reading 2010 – An Update

We'd like to thank every one of our customers who sent in suggestions for the 2010 Catholic Summer Reading program. We were overwhelmed by the great response and your input helped us to make some superb selections for this year. The 2010 titles have been chosen and we will announce them on June 1st. That's also about the same time …

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Inspiration for Catholic Moms – Our Interview with author Elizabeth Foss

We recently had the opportunity to interview Elizabeth Foss, co-author with Danielle Bean, of the wonderful new book Small Steps for Catholic Moms and the Companion Journal to the book – both are recently published by Faith and Family Books. If you haven't had a chance to enter our Small Steps contest or just look at the adorable photos, now's …

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