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A Catholic Response to the Golden Compass

By now you have probably read plenty of reviews about The Golden Compass from the His Dark Materials trilogy such as these here, here and here. You may have also read that the USCCB (that would be the US Conference of CATHOLIC bishops) film office has given a positive review to the film. There is now a book available that …

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Josh Groban is Getting Noticed

Someone mentioned yesterday that Josh Groban had been featured on Good Morning America singing some Christmas songs off his Noel album. We've been carrying Josh's CDs for a couple of years and he has a great voice.

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A Simple Guide for Understanding Icons

Catholics United for the Faith gave us permission to reprint this handy guide on the history and symbolism of icons. What are icons? In Eastern Christian heritage, icons are sacred images of Christ, Mary, and the saints, or of events in salvation history such as the Nativity or the Crucifixion. The very word “icon” comes from the Greek word for …

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A Pro-Life Source for Poinsettias

A while back I mentioned that the largest supplier of poinsettias in the United States likes to give lots of money to Planned Parenthood. A commenter pointed us to a company that does good with their business. Thanks Kristin!

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Breviary, Divine Office or Liturgy of the Hours?

We frequently receive calls from customers looking for the Divine Office or maybe it's the Breviary or possibly the Liturgy of the Hours. They really aren't sure what the book is called because it has several names. If you get requests like this from customers, it's a good idea to have a little knowledge on your side so you can …

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Theology of the Body for Teens FAQ

We have posted a very lengthy FAQ about the Theology of the Body for Teens series including background on TOB, the authors and in depth information about the program. It's the only program of its kind and would be a great resource for any parish or family.

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All Saints Day is Coming Up

We have compiled an article on the history of All Saints Day for your reading pleasure. You may also want to read up on how a saint is made and peruse our selection of saint medals or our Patron Saint Index. We have also posted an article on the history of All Souls Day.

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How to Choose a Catholic Missal

A while back we wrote two guides, one for the pre-Vatican II (Tridentine) Mass and one for the post-Vatican II Mass, explaining the different features of the various missals. We moved these guides over to our main store site so they will be more helpful for people looking for Mass missals. The Tridentine Missal guide includes: Saint Andrew Daily Missal …

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How To Choose Great Adventure Catholic Bible Study Materials

The Great Adventure Bible Timline Series is one of the most exciting Bible Studies available for either group study or personal study. With it's unique learning system, the Bible comes alive by simplifying this complex book and telling the story of Salvation History as it appears in the narrative books of the Bible. To some though, the real Great Adventure …

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New Church Supply Articles

Because of the variety of unfamiliar terms used to describe things found in a Catholic Church we have created an Altar Appointments Glossary and a Catholic Vestment Glossary for reference. We have also created an alb fabric guide to help you choose the best fabric for your albs.

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