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Think About This the Next Time You Want to Buy a Cheap Catholic Statue

Nor is it only women and girls who are victims. According to numerous stories leaked out of China by individuals at risk of death, the government also applies a variety of ruthless methods on other family members in order to enforce the policy. “The tactics used are utterly terrifying,” says Littlejohn. Recalling a documented incident in March of this year, …

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Catholic Reluctantly – A Tiber River Review

This is an incredible advancement in Catholic fiction! I thoroughly enjoyed reading Catholic Reluctantly, and I can’t wait to read the rest in the series. Catholic Reluctantly tells the humorous but inspiring tale of 15 year old Allie, who is sent to a tiny, dilapidated Catholic school called John Paul 2 High. She was threatened in a gun scare at …

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St. Giuseppe Moscati – A Tiber River Review

St. Giuseppe Moscati was an Italian doctor in Naples.  He came from an aristocratic family, but after finishing medical school was struck by the poor and suffering he saw in the hospital he worked in.  Despite hospital regulations, he spent more time with those patients who truly needed him than he was supposed to.  Not only did he annoy his …

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The Origins of Father's Day

Way back in 1908 Anna Jarvis celebrated the first Mother's Day in West Virginia. The idea of establishing an official day to honor mothers was actually HER mother's idea. Mother's Day became recognized nationally in 1914 with a proclamation by President Wilson.   In 1909 in Spokane, Washington, Sonora Dodd heard her pastor speak about Mother's Day and decided that …

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I Am David – A Tiber River Review

It seems almost impossible for me to write a review for I Am David.  Nothing I could say would do this movie justice. David is a young boy who, after being born and raised in a Communist concentration camp in Italy, is finally able to escape with the help of another inmate.  In his young life he has seen nothing but …

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Cat. Chat Volume 4 – A Tiber River Review

I requested Cat Chat 4, because my daughter was preparing for First Holy Communion last spring, and I really wanted to excite her about the Mass. She loves the other Cat Chat CDs we own (I think we have all of them now), so I hoped she would especially enjoy this one. I was not disappointed! As usual, the creators …

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From Slave to Priest – A Tiber River Review

From Slave to Priest by Caroline Hemesath is A Biography of the Reverend Augustine Tolton – The First Black Priest of the United States. The author provides background information prior to Father Tolton's birth as well as additional information about events after his death. It's a complete rendering of not only the story of Tolton's life but the events surrounding …

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Why Can't Beggars Just Be Honest?

Today I received a letter with a “Par Avion Air Mail” stamp on it at work which of course made me interested about the contents. It turns out that it was a fundraising letter from the American Life League with a letter inside purportedly written by the president, Judie Brown. I may have mentioned before that I abhor dishonest fundraising …

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