Merry Christmas & a Book Update

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our visitors. We’re hard at work on our book The Catholic Catalogue: An Illustrated Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up A Catholic Life, which will be available from Image books in 2016 (thanks to all of you!). In the meantime, check out Image’s website for some great Catholic reads, and our list of awesome holiday movies and music. Thanks for your support. Love and prayers, Anna and Melissa

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TCC Playlist: I’ll be Home for Christmas by She & Him

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She and Him “I’ll be Home for Christmas” was originally recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby. The song is sung from the point of view of a soldier writing a letter home during WWII. Everyone is familiar with the heartbreaking line, “I’ll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams.” Many people will be in similar situations this Christmas, far from safety and home. We recommend the She & Him (M.Ward and Zooey Deschanel version) from the 2011 album a Very She & Him Christmas. Listen to it after the jump:

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Misc: Pope Francis Addresses Curia About ‘Spiritual Diseases’

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis’ Christmas address warned members of the Curia about 15 “spiritual diseases,” things all Christians need to avoid. Read more from Crux here: Pope Francis Addresses Curia About ‘Spiritual Diseases’. And more from America here: 15 Spiritual Ailments to Avoid

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Memorial of Peter Canisius, Doctor of the Church

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Handwritten Letter

At The Catholic Catalogue we love real letters. Who doesn’t? Honor St. Peter Canisuis today by sitting down, getting out a piece of paper and hand-writing a note or letter to someone. It may just be someone’s favorite early Christmas gift. Read more about St. Peter and his letters after the jump:

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