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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Save 15% on the Knox Bible

February 18, 2013
Knox Bible

In honor of the 125th Anniversary of Fr. Ronald Knox's birth, we are offering the newly-reprinted Knox Catholic Bible for 15% off in a special promotion with Baronius Press. In the high-ceilinged library of an English manor house one rainy day [in 1948], a bony, white-haired priest in an oversized clerical collar tapped away at [...]

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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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First Communion Preview - Are You Ready?

January 24, 2013

St. Valentine Gifts | Rosaries | E-books | First Communion | Saint Medals | Missals Easter is early so First Communion Season is too! It really is amazing how quickly time passes. Advent and Christmas flew by and even though our family could technically claim to be keeping our droopy Christmas tree up to honor [...]

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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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Just the Facts, Ma'am - The Theotokos

December 31, 2012
Theotokos

Who: The Blessed Virgin Mary, also known as Theotokos (Greek for “God-bearer”, “the one who gives birth to the one who is God”). The title Theotokos was decreed at the Council of Ephesus in 431 to counter the Nestorians who believed that Mary was only the mother of his human nature, and not his divine [...]

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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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St. Thomas Becket - Defender of the Church Against Encroaching Government

December 29, 2012

  On December 29, the Catholic Church remembers St. Thomas Becket, the other Thomas who was martyred for the Catholic Faith in England by a king named Henry over matters of Church governance. Thomas was born in London on the 21st of December in either 1117 or 1118 to Gilbert Becket and Matilda Roheise. His parents were buried in Old St. Paul's Cathedral. [...]

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