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Tiber River Review: The Church and the New Media

Popes John Paul II and Benedict XI have both expounded on the necessity of using the internet to evangelize.  The Church and New Media gives concrete examples of how this has been done and suggestions to those who want to use these new media successfully.  Those familiar with the Catholic blogosphere will recognize the names of Fr. Robert Barron, Jennifer Fulwiler, …

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Tiber River Review: First Communion Bible

The Douay-Rheims First Communion Bible from Saint Benedict Press is a lovely gift idea for a first communicant.  This hard cover bible is packaged in a nice box that is suitable for gift giving.  With it's gold embossing, gold page edges and ribbon marker, this bible will certainly become a treasured keepsake. Read more about this wonderful First Communion Gift …

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Chen's Plight Makes Catholic Manufacturers' Excuses Ring Hollow

Since Aquinas and More opened we have had a policy that we don't buy or sell any products from China. We have posted many times over the years explaining why. Some of our vendors have tried to convince us that this policy isn't really wise and have offered many excuses why their stuff is “okay” to purchase including: We inspect …

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Chen’s Plight Makes Catholic Manufacturers’ Excuses Ring Hollow

Since Aquinas and More opened we have had a policy that we don't buy or sell any products from China. We have posted many times over the years explaining why. Some of our vendors have tried to convince us that this policy isn't really wise and have offered many excuses why their stuff is “okay” to purchase including: We inspect …

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Tiber River Review: The Return of Father Brown

I love mysteries. I love Catholic writing. I especially love reading Catholic mysteries! My favorite Catholic detective is Father Brown; the only problem is that GK Chesterton (also known as GKC) only wrote 50 or so stories about this Catholic priest who was, in the words of his author, “that his conspicuous quality was not being conspicuous”. These original stories …

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Save on 5000 Patron Saint Medals (and other Confirmation Gifts)

Question: What do St. Aiden, St. Angela, St. Daria, St. Hannibal, St. Zoe and St. Rene have in common? Answer: They are some of the over 300 saints that we carry medals, holy cards and other gifts for. Whether you are looking for a Confirmation gift or a unique present any other time, our patron saint selection can't be beat. …

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First Communion Gift Ideas

Our local parishes are celebrating First Communions during the next couple of months and I'm sure that yours are too. We have a wonderful selection of gifts, whether you are the parents or friends of the First Communicant. First Communion Rosaries Our First Communion rosaries feature eucharistic centers and come in a variety of colors and styles. First Communion Invitations …

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A Spiritual Bouquet for the Pope

A spiritual bouquet is a promise to say extra prayers or sacrifice something for someone else. Tomorrow is Pope Benedict XVI's birthday. What kind of spiritual bouquet would you like to send him?

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Buy a Saint Doll, Help a Single Mom With Eleven Kids

My wife showed me pictures of these adorable dolls on Facebook this evening and then I found out the back story. These dolls are hand-made by a mom and her daughters to support the family. The dad walked out five years ago and has spent that time attempting every legal maneuver to get out of paying child support. Right now …

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