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Christmas Gift Wrap Still Exists

Christmas Gift Wrap

Have you noticed that finding real CHRISTMAS gift wrap is almost impossible anymore? Snowmen and trees and Santa are everywhere but the Nativity? Manger? Wise Men? They all seem to have gotten lost. And even if you are fortunate enough to find Christmas, instead of holiday, wrap, chances are it's made in China. China, where the government forcibly kills hundreds …

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The Magnificat Year of Faith Companion – A Tiber River Review

I have long been a fan of Magnificat's books. Their simple companions to praying the rosary or to the liturgical seasons of Lent or Advent have served as guides to helping me focus on prayer and meditation. Their more complex books such as The Beauty of the Word or the series praying with the gospels help me to steadily meditate on larger works over …

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Get Some Help Along the Way for the Year of Faith

Along the Way

Deacon Bickerstaff over at The Integrated Catholic Life has a great book recommendation for the Year of Faith:   The journey of faith is at the heart of why we are in this earthly life. Our God has issued an invitation to us… He has called us to a life of holiness and a communion of love with Him in …

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Announcing Laudamus Te – a New Traditional Missal

http://traffic.libsyn.com/behindthecounter/11-17-12laudamuspacwa13.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTrue Story My wife and I have eleven children. Several of them are under four which means that their attention span at Mass lasts until Father makes the Sign of the Cross. A couple of them can still be quiet until the Gospel and maybe, just maybe, we'll …

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Verbum helps you study the Faith—Save 15% this month!

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 58:47 — 54.2MB) Verbum is a new Catholic product of Logos Bible Software that lets you explore the Tradition of the Catholic Church like never before. Pope Benedict XVI has asked the faithful to study the Catechism and the documents of Vatican II during the Year of Faith. Verbum gives you access to not only these …

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Batman Against China’s Abortion Policy

Yesterday I mentioned another case of forced abortion in China and today I saw a news report that Christian Bale of Batman fame, gave a human rights award to Chen Guancheng, the blind pro-life activist from China who had a harrowing experience earlier this year. Bale praised Chen's opposition to forced abortions in China and had actually tried to visit …

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Why We May Not Have Brass Advent Wreaths This Year

From the first day we opened our store we have had a policy that we won't carry any products from China because of the ongoing persecution and state-forced abortion policy. This of course leads to inconveniences when it comes to Nativity sets, statuary, many children's books and other products that seem to be almost exclusively made in China these days. …

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New Trailer for My Sisters the Saints

Colleen Carroll Campbell has created a trailer explaining the topics of her new book, My Sisters the Saints. You can read a Q&A with her and stay tuned for our radio show interview coming up on October 20th.  

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What You Don’t Know About St. Therese – A Tiber River Review

A saint who died when she was only about half my age? Who spent 1/3 of her life behind convent walls? How could such a saint possibly inspire anyone whose path in life had taken a very different turn? While the title and subtitle of this book,The Truth about Therese: An Unflinching Look at Lisieux, the Little Flower, and the …

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Year of Faith Holy Card

When we heard that the Pope had announced The Year of Faith (starting Oct 11, 2012) we decided to create our own holy card for the Year of Faith using the the Pope's prayer and the ship symbolism that is being used on the Vatican website. We couldn't use official logo since we are a business but I think our …

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