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Magnificat Advent Companions Are Ready to Ship

The 2011 Magnificat Advent Companion is now in stock and ready to ship. The companion is a rich spiritual guide which will accompany you daily through the 4 weeks of this holy season.   We know that you appreciate a friendly reminder, from time to time, as our lives seem busier than ever. Its time to order your 2011 Advent …

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How to Choose a Catholic Missal

A few years ago we wrote a quick guide to help you choose the best missal for you to use at Mass. With the new Mass revisions going into effect and a bunch of new missals coming out, we decided to do a complete revision of the article. So, whether you are looking for a New Roman Missal or if …

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Father Brown Returns!

  The Return of Father Brown is a collection of short, very short, stories featuring that soft-spoken priest with a knack for sleuthing, Father Brown. Originally written for Gilbert Magazine, a publication of the American Chesterton Society, these forty-four stories are short- each a mere three to four pages long, to account for issues of length related to magazine publishing. …

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Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook – A Tiber River Review

I purchased The Essential Advent and Christmas Handbook this year with the intent of using it.   I devoured the entire book prior to Advent, but with the birth of my baby a month before the Christmas season, I was a little, um, busy.   I did manage to use it for the Christmas-Epiphany season, but I am really looking forward to …

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Country Music Is Still the Best

I started listening to country music in high school during the glory days of Garth Brooks. I was in Forensics so I spent a lot of time between rounds sitting in the school cafeteria listening to cassettes on my Walkman. Yes, this was before CDs were the “big thing”. I also bought cowboy boots and taking after my grandfather, who …

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Catholic Book Publishing Chapel Missal Review

This review is for the Catholic Book Publishing Chapel Roman Missal. Catholic Book Publishing has been one of the primary publishers of liturgical books since Vatican II. I would bet that over 75% of altar missals used in the United States came from them. This new edition shows that they know how to put together a solid missal that feels …

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2012 Missal and Liturgy of the Hours Guides are of the Way

2012 is right around the corner and we have your liturgical guides!   Order your new guide now: » 2012 Guide for Liturgy of the Hours » 2012 Guide for Christian Prayer » 2012 St. Joseph Missal Guide » 2012 Guide for Liturgy of the Hours (Large Print) » 2012 Guide for Christian Prayer (Large Print)

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It's Advent Preseason. Are You Getting Ready?

Advent Books Are Shipping Now! Our perennially popular Advent and Christmas Wisdom series is shipping now.  This year the new addition is Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Alphonsus Liguori. The latest addition to Liguori’s popular series of seasonal meditation books provides not only Scripture readings for the seasons of Advent and Christmas, but pairs them with a daily selection …

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World Library Publications Roman Missal Review

World Library Publications is the liturgy and music arm of the J. S. Paluch company. Among other things, they print bulletins for parishes. The missal I'm reviewing is the Value Edition of the Roman Missal. WLP is also producing a Deluxe Edition with a genuine leather cover. The Value Edition has a bonded leather cover. I was able to take …

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The Way – a New-found Interest in an Old Tradition

  A new movie called The Way, has called attention to an ancient practice known as a pilgrimage, which according to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices is “the practice of traveling to a holy place to obtain some spiritual benefit.” Christians have been making pilgrimages for centuries, some to places that Christ was known to have visited, and …

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