Save Aquinas and More

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods is the largest online Catholic retailer, having been open since 2002. They have their Good Faith Guarantee and no-China-products policy, because they strive to be truly and authentically Catholic.
If you can donate to this very worthy effort please click here.

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  1. Perhaps it's just the mood I'm in today but this story really strikes me as odd. A retail business wants donations? Please. Yes, they sell what they consider only orthodox Roman Catholic items. That's great and I applaud them, and I hope they can stay in business. But donate to a store? I don't think so. There's way more worthy ways for me to work for God's Kingdom on earth than that. That's just me.

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  3. There are other good companies out there, I don't think selling devotional items made in China qualifies you as un-Orthodox. Certainly we don't want to put Catholics out of work, but what other small business owner could ask for donations- Catholics included? Maybe one of their book sources would be willing to help them out like the TAN/St Benedict Press merger, or maybe Aquinas and More could work with another good Catholic company like Zieglers.com or somewhere else.

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  4. I was happy to donate-- I think it's important to help out solid Catholic
    businesses like A&M. And, of course, Lent is a good time to do some
    almsgiving...

    "Hey, Evan!", I don't believe the folks at A&M ever said that any business
    that sells devotional items made in China is somehow not orthodox, it's
    evidently the owners' own decision not to support that country's labor
    practices. I don't recall anywhere in their appeal where A&M had any-
    thing disparaging to say about other businesses. Good for them!



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  5. First, I recently reverted from a protestant denomination back to Catholicism, and in that church, when someone was in need, we tried to help them out. It is called alms giving.

    Ian and his family large family rely on their family 'business' to put food on the table. As they say, give a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.

    If you donate, you are not donating to a 'business' but to a cause. Ian looks at his business as a ministry, not for profit. I know Ian and his family personally. He has a great family and always puts his worship to God and his Catholic identity above all else. They have been a great example to our parish. He and his family all donate much of their time and money to help our poor parish. I know their car has over 200,000 miles on it.

    Personally I would much rather donate to a Catholic man trying to make a honest living and support his family then some guy on a street corner trying to get money for drugs.

    As far as the no 'Made in China' policy, his view is that this is his small way of not supporting a country that persecutes the Catholic church.

    We are in the season of Lent, a time in which we are told we need to fast and give alms. Here we have a family that needs our help.

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