General Catholic Ramblings

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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Abortion Mandates - A Reflection on the Feast of St. Thomas Becket

December 30, 2012

While we were waiting for Mass to start this morning, I was reading the reflection on St. Thomas Becket from The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger. This series was originally published in the 1800's but the timeliness of his reflection and the warning it contains, especially in light of the new abortion regulations in the […]

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Hobby Lobby and the Feast of the Holy Innocents

December 28, 2012

As we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents today, it is interesting to see that one of the biggest stories of the day is that Hobby Lobby has refused to comply with the law requiring health insurance coverage to pay for abortions. This comes a day after the "Catholic"  Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor […]

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Yes, You Can Still Get it By Christmas

December 20, 2012

Be sure that item availability says "in stock" and select 2 Day Shipping during checkout Order by 4:30 pm Mountain time Christmas Cards | Jingle Bell Java | Oplatki | Christmas Blend | Gift Certificates Last-Minute Gift Ideas                         Popular Titles Blessed Be God The Catholic Tide Continues to Turn St. Joseph Sunday […]

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Newtown's Herd of Elephants

December 17, 2012

As we try and absorb the horror of what happened in Connecticut last week, there is the predictable chorus of voices calling for stricter gun laws or the outright banning of guns. These voices live in the illogical bubble of belief that: Criminals follow the law (unless the law is wrong - see below) Evil […]

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A Giveaway to Brighten Your Pathetic, Sad Day

December 7, 2012

As has been made clear by Protestants and Catholics who have crystal clear memories of the way the the Church was before they were born, Catholics have a worrying problem. They worry about about how sinful they are. They worry about going to heaven. They worry about going to hell. They worry that they aren't […]

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The Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy - a Tiber River Review

December 6, 2012
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I (somewhat) recently had my fifth child.  It wasn’t until the very last days of that pregnancy that The Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy came into my hands, and it isn’t until now- six months later- that I am getting a chance to write this review.  How I wish this book had been around when […]

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