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Catholics shopping season begins for Lent, Easter
Catholic.org ^ | 2/4/2013 | Catholic Online

Posted on 02/04/2013 12:39:39 PM PST by Alex Murphy

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Whether it's blessed Papal rosaries, devotional icons, or wedding bands for the summer, Catholics like to shop. Unfortunately, a common challenge for Catholics is finding where to shop.

While most communities have catholic stores, shoppers tend to find limited selection and are locked into paying a single price, or worse, having to choose to visit a secular store for their gifts. Thankfully, the internet is making shopping as easy as a Google search.

Catholic Online has managed to make shopping easier for Catholics by aggregating in one place, hundreds to thousands of products sold by a virtual shopping mall's variety of vendors. Monastic orders sell their handcrafted wares alongside renowned jewelers, and mom-and-pop cottage industries.

The end result is a wide selection of Catholic products for serious shoppers.

Catholic Online has also unveiled unlimited listings for advertising clients, to help improve both selection and sales for advertising clients.

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Catholic Online has managed to make shopping easier for Catholics by aggregating in one place, hundreds to thousands of products sold by a virtual shopping mall's variety of vendors. Monastic orders sell their handcrafted wares alongside renowned jewelers, and mom-and-pop cottage industries.


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1 posted on 02/04/2013 12:39:44 PM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

What’s the matter? Upset that people are making a living?

Tsk tsk tsk...what HAS become of the Protestant Work Ethic!

;)

Seriously though, thanks for the thread. I’m going to look into selling my stuff there.


2 posted on 02/04/2013 12:49:18 PM PST by Claud
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Ping me when they start selling tongue jerky.

The “feast of the tongue” was last celebrated in May 2010 in Colombo on Sri Lanka. For this purpose the tongue of “St. Anthony” had been transported from Italy to the Island nation in the Indian Ocean. St. Antony is also called “Anthony of Lisbon “, and his remains have been taken up from the grave. They are kept for adoration in the Relics Chapel of Padua’s Basilica in Northern Italy. When his coffin was moved 30 years after his burial it was opened and it is claimed most of his body was found to have returned to dust. However his tongue remained fresh, which was seen as a sign of his gift of preaching, and was kept in a separate relic box.
3 posted on 02/04/2013 1:14:40 PM PST by TSgt (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.)
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To: Alex Murphy

or worse, having to choose to visit a secular store for their gifts.

lol. That sentence gave me a chuckle. As if walking into a non-Catholic store is sacrelige even when buying a rosery. I know of no Catholic who would cringe at going into Barnes and Nobel to pick up a Catholic Bible. I think this was a hit piece on Catholics but written in a sly way.


4 posted on 02/04/2013 2:10:32 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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It's rosary. And I've always bought mine at a Church bookstore to help support it.

I think this was a hit piece on Catholics..

Why would you think that? Are Catholics not supposed to buy religious items or something? I don't get the point here.

5 posted on 02/04/2013 4:54:15 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Four


6 posted on 02/04/2013 9:56:37 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: TSgt

We have friends from Sri Lanka. They must have a thing about celebrating body parts there. One time, the daughter in the family was showing me pictures of her trip to Sri Lanka, and there was a picture of a Buddhist religious procession which she attended. She said it was in honor of a holy relic— Buddha’s Ear.


7 posted on 02/04/2013 10:45:39 PM PST by married21
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