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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.

A Theological Tour of Rome – Quiz Blog 3

I usually submit a blog on Saturday, but I was visiting the Naples area, so the blog had to be postponed until now.   I made a short trip down to the area around Anzio a little while ago which is truly remarkable.  This area is rich in history, both religious and otherwise.  It is home to Saint Maria Goretti as …

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A Theological Tour of Rome – Quiz Blog 2

As we all know, there is a church in practically every corner of Rome. The professors at the Rome campus of the University of Dallas capitalize on this. Dr. Dawson-Vasquez, our Theology professor, makes visits to churches a core portion of his course. We need to write short, theological interpretations of 12 of the city's churches. When I first looked …

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A Photographic Quiz of Rome

Have you ever wanted to visit Rome, but you have not gotten the chance, or are you planning to go to the Eternal City sometime in the near future, or have you already visited Rome? Whatever the case, Aquinas and More has chosen to help to acquaint you with some of the lesser-known treasures of Rome and surrounding Italy. As …

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The Latest from My Favorite Apologist

I've been a huge fan of Dave Armstrong's work since I first read The Catholic Verses a couple years back. I can't think of anyone working in the Catholic apologetics field today who does a better job at pointing out sources of  Catholic doctrine in Scripture. Dave has a brand new book out just this past week. Take a look …

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Priest encourages young men to enlist – Fr. Gnocchi

This week we are continuing our series highlighting virtuous priests for The Year of the Priest. As you will read, the heroic kindness of Fr. Carlo Gnocchi knew no bounds… Don Carlo was an Italian priest who desired to serve as a military chaplain. Before having the honor, he encouraged young men to enlist during World War II. Even though …

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When was the last time you read a good book?

Hey there! We wanted to share a couple of great reading programs for you to enjoy this summer. Tiber River is dedicated to providing authentically Catholic information and opinions about many types Catholic media. You wouldn't believe some of the notable Catholics who have contributed to the book reviews or recommended reading lists. Are you interested in doing a book …

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Won't you help support our troops?

Aquinas and More is dedicated to supporting our troops serving overseas. With the upcoming July 4th Independence Day, we wanted to highlight our Free Bible Program. For every box of U.S. Military notecards that are ordered, Aquinas and More will send a free Pocket New Testament to the troops overseas. Please help us in this endeavor and purchase your U.S. Military notecards today! …

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Excuse Me, Aren't We ALL Members of the Priesthood?

Our apologetics article for this week takes a look at the Church teaching around the priesthood and examines why ideed you ARE a priest! Why the Church Needs Priests By: James Rutherford As the Jubilee Year of the Priest begins, Catholics all over the world are making plans to honor religious saints and heroes as well as their own pastors …

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It's Catholic Outdoor Statue Season at Aquinas and More!

Spring is here, or early Summer depending on where you live in the northern hemisphere, and thoughts often turn to the outdoors and to gardening. This year we are featuring our largest selection of Catholic outdoor statues ever! Why not choose a beautiful Catholic statue to place in your garden, creating a perfect spot for meditation or reflection? Yes, it's …

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The Apostles' Fast

The Apostles' Fast, also called the Fast of the Holy Apostles, the Fast of Peter and Paul, or sometimes simply St. Peter's Fast, is a fast observed by the faithful of the Eastern Churches (both Catholics and Orthodox). It is one of the four periods of fasting handed down through Holy Tradition. The others being the Great Lent Fast, the …

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