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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.

Another memorable blog

I chanced across this blog today, written by Mike Aquilina, who is an author of several books that we carry. He makes a great point; the early Church Fathers were especially good at converting the young people to Catholicism. These days, we have quite a few young people leaving the Church, and we also have what some people would think …

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Servicing the Service

These days, it seems that there is a common understanding that the very worst thing that could possibly exist is war. When asked, "If you could do anything…", the most common answer is, "I would bring about world peace." Whether or not one agrees with this philosophy is one matter, but I don't think that anyone wants our soldiers who …

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Unusual Suspects

I can remember the first time I went to a Catholic Store on my own. I had just gotten my driver's license a few months before, and I headed downtown to the store that served the Catholics in Colorado Springs. It was way downtown, or at least a lot farther south than I was used to going at that time. …

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A personal lesson in Evangelization: the Conclusion

It all started here. The response from the group wasn't what I was expecting, but maybe I was expecting too much.  Or maybe I wasn't prepared sufficiently; I hadn't written out the exact words that I wanted to use.  In any case, the discussion lasted as long as it took to explain that the sacrament of Confession is necessary for …

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A personal lesson in Evangelization

I didn't think it would be such shocking news! After all, I had expected it even before I signed up for the 10-week long Bible Study course. Nevertheless, as soon as the words came to my ears I knew I had to say something; I knew that if I didn't it would be a sin of omission. Even after the …

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