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Pentecost, the Birthday of the Catholic Church

May 31 is Pentecost Sunday, the Birthday of the Church “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly a sound came from heaven like the rush of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting …

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Child Trafficking by the Chinese Government

I just found this report about the population control policies in China. On March 9, 2009, I found myself sitting in a modest concrete farmhouse, deep inside the labyrinthine network of rural farming villages that make up Lipu County, China. Warm, clear sunlight streamed in the house’s open back door, a rare break from the unending drizzle that seems to …

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The Temple of Doom. Only Different

Bleeding hearts! Religious cults! Visions!   The devotion to the Sacred Heart and The Temple of Doom have a lot in common. Except for the whole human sacrifice bit. And the mine train ride. And dessert. And the whole reason for the devotion. And that the movie was really only second in awfulness to the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull …

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Catholic Summer Reading Voting Update

  Here is a link to our current standings for our summer reading poll. Unplanned, Jesus of Nazareth and Kristin Lavransdatter lead the voting for adult titles with School of the Family and The Godless Delusion close behind. If you haven't voted, there's still time!

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Welcome to the Catholic Facebook Store!

For the past two months we have been beta testing the new Site Social offering from Thanx Media, our search provider. We appreciate the feedback that you provided to make this feature a great addition to our Facebook presence. Now, when you visit our Facebook page you can click the “shop now” link to browse and share our product offering …

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Be An Amazing Catechist – A Tiber River Review

Lisa Mladinich's Be An Amazing Catechist reads like a Catechesis 101 magazine. Packed with practical suggestions, resources to investigate, and advice drawing upon her classroom experience, this would be a terrific resource for giving to teachers at the beginning of the year or for reflection at any point in their vocation. Lisa writes with humor and assures us: What this …

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Looking for the King – A Tiber River Review

What would it be like to share a drink with C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the rest of the Inklings? How would you like to talk with some of the most imaginative men of the twentieth century? Looking for the King (Ignatius Press, hardcover, 250 pages), a new book by Lewis-expert David Downing, is your ticket these experiences. The book …

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A Note From a Customer About China

Aquinas & more owner and staff; Thanks for sharing your business philosophy. Several years ago i traveled several times to China and spent months there while negotiating with their Petroleum Ministry. Later I had the privilege of hosting several teams of Chinese engineers and others here in the USA for extended business and training visits. Living there during the period just before …

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