General Catholic Ramblings

Even Tax Collectors Have a Place in Heaven

September 20, 2013

Digital Media | Books | Bibles | Jewelry| Movies| Gifts "O God, I give thee thanks that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, as also is this publican." (Lk 18:11) So what exactly was a publican that he was grouped with these others? To put it bluntly, he was a traitor […]

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You can get more out of confession by...

August 5, 2013

Digital Media | Books | Bibles | Jewelry| Movies| Gifts Sure, you know that confession is important, but do you REALLY know how important it is? Do you know what sin does? Hint: Sin doesn't make God mad at you. Confession is a wonderful offering of mercy from God and we all should learn more about […]

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Save Big on Ignatius Press Books

July 24, 2013

Digital Media | Books | Bibles | Jewelry| Movies| Gifts Save up to 70% on great Ignatius titles! Catholic Fiction   View all sale items Biography and Conversion Stories View all sale items By and About Pope Benedict XVI View all sale items Theology and Current Issues View all sale items

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Aquinas and More isn't gone

May 23, 2013

Dear Aquinas and More Family, I want to thank you all for your support and prayers over the past couple of months. After considering our options, I received an opportunity to continue running Aquinas and More. As we rebuild, Aquinas and More will be running on a smaller scale than before and for a while […]

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Help Save Aquinas and More

March 5, 2013

My dear friends and customers, I write to you today with some news. As most of you know by now, after more than 10 years of business, Aquinas and More Catholic Goods announced it would be closing at the end of February. Admittedly, this was not an easy decision for us at all. A funny […]

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Aquinas and More (might be) Closing - What Happened?

February 23, 2013

Ten years ago, after building catholicstore.com into the largest on-line Catholic retail presence and finding myself out of work, I decided to be completely foolish and open my own Catholic e-commerce store. This post is a list of the major errors I made in running the business in no particular order. I hope they help […]

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Does St. Paul Outside the Walls Prophesy the End of the World?

February 12, 2013

Since Pope Benedict announced his resignation yesterday (I can't believe it was only yesterday), two apocalyptic  items keep getting mentioned. First are the prophecies of St. Malachy. These prophesies supposedly describe every pope from the time of St. Malachy until the end of the world. According to those prophesies, Pope Benedict XVI was the second-to-the-last pope. […]

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Save 20% on In Stock Books and Gifts

February 7, 2013

We're having a 20% off sale through next Tuesday. Most in stock items are on sale at Aquinas and More!

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A Prayer For the American Government - From 200 Years Ago

January 21, 2013

Bishop and Archbishop of Baltimore, John Carrol was a relative of Charles Carrol, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Bishop Carrol was named the bishop of Baltimore in 1789 by Pope Pius VI. During his tenure, because of death and illness among other United States bishops, he was forced to oversee the dioceses of New […]

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Behind the Counter #18 Ralph Martin and Joseph Bottum

January 16, 2013
Will Many Be Saved?

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 59:25 — 54.8MB) Today I'll be speaking with Joseph Bottum about his new book The Christmas Plains that is a kind of a memoir about Christmas growing up in South Dakota. I'll also be speaking with Ralph Martin about his new book Will Many Be Saved? This show is […]

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