Chinese Persecution

Batman Against China's Abortion Policy

October 26, 2012
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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 […]

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Why We May Not Have Brass Advent Wreaths This Year

October 25, 2012
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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 […]

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Chen's Plight Makes Catholic Manufacturers' Excuses Ring Hollow

May 3, 2012

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" […]

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What "Affordable Prices" Look Like

April 6, 2012

LINYI CITY, Shandong Province, China, April 3, 2012 ( - A chilling photograph circulating in China shows the body of a 9-months-gestation baby submerged in a bucket of water, apparently a victim of the country’s one-child policy. Digital Journal reports that the photograph, in which the head and arm of a child can be seen […]

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As a Catholic, Why Would You Buy Catholic Gifts From China?

July 12, 2011

Maybe it's because you like supporting a country that just imprisoned four Catholic bishops who weren't going along with the illicit ordination of a new bishop by the Chinese Patriotic Church. Does your Catholic store carry Chinese stuff? Maybe you should ask them why.

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Child Trafficking by the Chinese Government

June 9, 2011

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 […]

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The Aquinas and More No Chinese Product Policy - Video

June 9, 2011
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A Note From a Customer About China

June 4, 2011

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 […]

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

June 3, 2011

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 […]

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The Foxconn Ipad Explosion - Just Another Reason We Don't Buy From China

May 24, 2011

You have probably heard by now about the explosion last week at an Ipad plant in China that killed three workers and injured several others. The cause of the explosion has been initially tied to unsafe conditions at the factory. Workers use magnesium, a highly flammable metal, and aluminum to polish the Ipad cases which […]

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