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Who's Your Super Hero?

St. Jude – the Superman of Patron Saints St. Anthony may help you find the car keys that your two-year-old thought belonged in the Tupperware drawer. St. Joseph may sell your house in spite of being buried upside down and treated like a rabbit's foot talisman. But when you absolutely, positively, need to have some help with an impossible case …

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Bad Catholic's Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins – A Tiber River Review

I have to start off this review by saying that this book has been read piecemeal for the last few months. Instead of devouring the pages all at once, I opted to read bits and pieces in between other selections I was reading for review. And, in the long run, I think that’s the best approach for this particular work. …

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Bad Catholic’s Guide to the Seven Deadly Sins – A Tiber River Review

I have to start off this review by saying that this book has been read piecemeal for the last few months. Instead of devouring the pages all at once, I opted to read bits and pieces in between other selections I was reading for review. And, in the long run, I think that’s the best approach for this particular work. …

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Review of the Liturgical Press Roman Missals

The new Roman Missals for the altar have started to arrive so as we unpack them we're writing reviews of each one so you can decide which one you really want to get. We have also created a Roman Missal comparison chart that lists EVERY available altar missal and the major features of each. We don't have all the information …

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Changing Sides – A Tiber River Review

After reading Unplanned and being very impressed, I was certain I’d want to watch Changing Sidesthe documentary DVD made about how a pro-life presence changed the heart of a Planned Parenthood director.      In much the same way that Unplanned included Abby Johnson’s thoughts and feelings about Planned Parenthood over the years, not just since she has changed sides, the …

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Celebrating the Holy Eucharist – A Tiber River Review

The key to an intimate relationship with Christ is described within the pages of Celebrating the Holy Eucharist by Francis Cardinal Arinze.  He examines a number of Church documents, encyclical letters, apostolic exhortations, constitutions, official instructions, Church teachings, and Scripture passages to show the necessary centrality of the Holy Eucharist to life on earth and in eternity. The importance of …

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Do Mechanics Have a Patron Saint?

Saints for Everyone and Everything Happy Festival Day, Everyone! Did you know that Halloween wasn't traditionally a holiday in it's own right?  The term means All Hallows Eve and just like Christmas Eve, it marks the night before a major feast day.  What that means is that after the dust settles from October 31st, we celebrate the real holiday, All …

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More Roman Missal Bad News

We just received word today that the personal Roman missals from the Daughters of St. Paul won't be shipping until January. If you really want the Pauline version, I'd recommend getting monthly issues of Magnificat to tide you over until then.

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Bad News About the Daily Roman Missal

Update: I just got an update! The issue isn't that there isn't a plan to eventually do a new large print missal, they are trying to figure out how to do it while cutting down on the weight. They don't have any time-table yet. A have a bias to admit. My favorite Ordinary Form missal has always been the Daily …

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Roman Altar Missal Comparison Chart

With the release of the new Mass translation a bunch of publishers that hadn't printed altar missals before are now publishing them. This means that there are over a dozen new Roman Altar Missals available for order. Each missal has unique features and there is a wide range of styles, sizes and weights. At Catholic Church Supply we've put together …

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