Skip to comments.Catholics shopping season begins for Lent, Easter
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholic.org ...
"A crummy commercial? Son of a *****!"
A Defense of Christian Kitsch [pause before accepting the view that kitsch is trashy]
Christian Retailing and the Great Commission
On Evangelicalisms Fads and Fixtures
Does Catholic merchandising trivialise the faith? [lighthearted fun, or serious distraction?]
No one does hideous tat quite like us Catholics [a predilection for souvenirs of questionable taste]
'Looking Good for Jesus' Cosmetics Line Pulled From Singapore Shelves Following Complaints
Lookin' Good for Jesus (Recycled)
Christian Comic Books Still Seeking a Boffo Market
Is Religious Publishing in Trouble?
Novelty or blasphemy? Papal Action Figures!
Near-tragedy: patrons of Bible bookstore found unconscious, overwhelmed by sheer boredom
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.
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.
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.
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.