out our new, lower prices on many items. The improvement in the value of
the CDN$ over the US$ over the past year allows us to pass our savings on to
you, our valued customers.
Written by a former actress/model/beauty queen,
who gave it up to be a stay-at-home Catholic mom. Relates personal anecdotes
that led the author to rediscover her own modesty. Colleen explains how to dress
modestly bur with class. Very important for young women to have the example of a
successful model speaking on modesty. Click
Catechism for Little Children
The full-colour pictures (paintings) alone are
worth the price of the book. Exceptional. Available in English or French.
There's nothing else like it. Click
Catholic Book of Character and Success
Character education is a big thing in the schools
these days. Don't be fooled. The Catholic Church and the teachings of Jesus
Christ were there first as the best teachers of good character. Here's a good book to start
teaching your children good character in a Catholic way. Click
Communion and Confirmation
Don't miss our new section of
items for 1st Communion and Confirmation (on menu at left). You will find books,
and crafts for the celebration of the seasons of Lent and Easter as well as
many beautiful gift items for 1st Communion and Confirmation.
Catechism for Little Children
Here's a real gem with solid teaching for children
learning their catechism. Reprinted with many full-colour pictures, this is a
treasure. There's nothing else like it! Click
from Mother of Divine Grace Homeschool (MODG/Laura Berquist)
We have always provided many of the resources
recommended by Laura Berquist. We will continue to offer these items, but due to
popular demand, we are now offering the complete syllabi for MODG Home School, also.
Here is a beautiful collection of art, prose and
poetry for those wishing to introduce their children to the riches of the
English language, art and culture. Can be used to supplement basic literacy
programs for advanced language skills. Click
Martyrum Productions Saint Story Tapes
These popular saint stories on tape have been
temporarily unavailable. They are now available again. To go
there now, click here.
Graces: A Child's Book of Manners
Here is a collection of stories which feature
wholesome stories, poems and lessons. Great for developing good character and
manners in your children. To go
there now, click here.
Written by a young religious in a
convent, the story describes the journey of faith of a young postulant and
shedding of her pain and worldly attachments to truly serve God in consecrated
life in the convent. To go
there now, click here.
Dr. J. Wile
We now carry the
junior/high-school science series from Dr. J. Wile
- a high-quality series (Christian) that is brand new. It is rapidly gaining
favor with homeschoolers and homeschooling programs. The latest NEW additions to
this series are: Botany and Astronomy. To see this series now,
Saints Sacrifice Charts is a kit with learning aids specifically designed to
teach children the values and methods of the virtue of sacrifice.
Recently added items (new items on almost every page)...
News and Useful Information
Now in limited release in theatres in selected cities in the USA and Canada
(starts Feb 18th), the film, Therese: The Story of St. Therese of Liseux is
in theatres. Please attend this film at your local theatre as soon as
possible. Don't wait because if it does not do well in the first few days,
the theatres may cancel or limit the showings. We will carry this film when it is released in DVD format.
News with Comment
SEATTLE, Washington, July 22, 2005
for complete article) — Eighty years after the infamous Scope trials,
more than 400 scientists from all disciplines have signed onto a growing
list of those who are “skeptical of claims for the ability of random
mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of life.”
“Darwin’s theory of evolution is
the great white elephant of contemporary thought,” said Dr. David
Berlinski, a mathematician and philosopher of science with Discovery
Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (CSC). “It is large, almost
completely useless, and the object of superstitious awe.”
Discovery Institute first
published its Statement of Dissent from Darwin in 2001 and a direct
challenge to statements made in PBS’ “Evolution” series that no
scientists disagreed with Darwinian evolution.
“The fact is that a significant
number of scientists are extremely skeptical that Darwinian evolution
can explain the origins of life,” said Dr. John G. West, associate
director of the CSC. “We expect that as scientists engage in the wider
debate over materialist evolutionary theories, this list will continue
to grow, and grow at an even more rapid pace than we’ve seen this past
In the last 90 days, 29
scientists, including eight biologists, have signed the “Scientific
Dissent From Darwinism.” The list includes over 70 biologists...
...“The ideology and philosophy of
neo-Darwinism, which is sold by its adepts as a scientific theoretical
foundation of biology, seriously hampers the development of science and
hides from students the field’s real problems,” said Professor Voeikov.
“Lately in the media there’s been
a lot of talk about science versus religion,” said West. “But such talk
is misleading. This list is a witness to the growing group of scientists
who challenge Darwinian theory on scientific grounds.” ...
[Don't expect school boards to
back down on Darwinism any time soon. They seldom give up any "gains"
they have made in attempting to destroy religion. Our comment]
Canadian National Public Radio Broadcasts Call for
OTTAWA, July 19, 2005 (LifeSiteNews.com
for full article) - Just as Senate approaches the final vote on the gay
'marriage' bill, C-38, Canada's national public radio CBC Radio has
aired a commentary by a retired professor from the Royal Military
College calling for state control over religion, specifically
Catholicism. While parliamentarians dismissed warnings by numerous
religious leaders and experts that such laws would lead to religious
persecution, former professor Bob Ferguson has called for "legislation
to regulate the practice of religion."
"Given the inertia of the Catholic
Church, perhaps we could encourage reform by changing the environment in
which all religions operate," Ferguson began his commentary in measured
tones yesterday. "Couldn't we insist that human rights, employment and
consumer legislation apply to them as it does other organizations? Then
it would be illegal to require a particular marital status as a
condition of employment or to exclude women from the priesthood. "
Ferguson continued, "Of course the
Vatican wouldn't like the changes, but they would come to accept them in
time as a fact of life in Canada. Indeed I suspect many clergy would
welcome the external pressure."
The former professor pitched his
idea as a boon to religious freedom. "We could also help the general
cause of religious freedom by introducing a code of moral practice for
religions," he said. "They will never achieve unity so why not try for
compatibility? Can't religious leaders agree to adjust doctrine so all
religions can operate within the code?"
Ferguson also suggests 'obvious'
prohibitions on religion including preaching of 'hate'. "I won't try to
propose what might be in the new code except for a few obvious things: A
key item would have to be a ban on claims of exclusivity. It should be
unethical for any RRP to claim that theirs was the one true religion and
believers in anything else or nothing were doomed to fire and brimstone.
One might also expect prohibition of ritual circumcisions, bans on
preaching hate or violence, the regulation of faith healers, protocols
for missionary work, etc.," says Ferguson.
[Talk about getting it all
wrong. Can you imagine those who brought us the Sponsorship Scandal and
Bill C38 in charge of regulating religion and morality? We would do
better to have religion regulate politics! Incidentally, we wonder just
what Mr. Ferguson's religion is? Our comment]
A word about disasters:
Does anyone recall a
time when there were so many, widespread disasters (floods, fires,
earthquakes, wars, disease, crop failures etc.)? Is it a
coincidence that they occur in certain places and circumstances?
Just as importantly, how
do we react to these disasters? When the government sends millions of
dollars or we give money to a fundraiser, is it really charity when we
don't spare any genuine concern for the people affected?
True charity is direct,
personal assistance for an afflicted person and having real concern
for their personal welfare - not an anonymous gift of money or
participating in a social event to raise funds.
It would be far more
effective if we also got on our knees and pleaded for God's mercy (see
the message of Fatima and many others), to shower consolation on each
individual who is affected, to plead that God will be appeased
and spare others from a similar fate.
In other words, we
should do as Our Lady asked us to do repeatedly - to pray always and
do penance to save ourselves and others. This is the wisdom of
instruction directly from Heaven.
Homeschooling is better
You have wonderful opportunities to
your children's home schooling experience that are not available to
children in a public system.
1. You can be flexible about lesson plans,
spending more time on subjects that are of real interest to your
2. You can go on field trips to reinforce learning, whenever your
3. You can make learning fun and encourage creativity
and initiative when your children express interest in a subject.
4. You can adjust
material and pace and add supplementary materials as required to suit
5. You can verify
learning at each step rather than waiting for a test or report card to
6. You can deal
appropriately with a situation when your child is having a bad day.
7. You can insulate your
child from all sorts of negative influences that impair his/her
Don't forget to include
music, art and drama in your child's curriculum to improve confidence
and communication skills. Some physical education and sports
participation are also important to round out skills and abilities and
to calm everybody's nerves.
There are many famous
homeschooled persons. Do you recognize any?
John Quincy Adams
Hans Christian Anderson
Alexander Graham Bell
George Washington Carver
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Gen. Douglas Mac Arthur
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
George Bernard Shaw
The Wright Brothers
... and maybe your child
Image Created from Turin Shroud
By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery
Dec. 23, 2004 — Italian
policemen who specialize in the analysis of violent crimes have
rejuvenated the image of the bearded man that appears on the Shroud of
Turin, one of the most controversial relics in Christendom., producing
what they claim is a close possible likeness of Jesus when he was a boy.
Made for "Jesus's Childhood," a
documentary that airs on Sunday on the private TV station Retequattro of
the Mediaset Group, the computer-generated image has been created with
the same procedure used by the police to age the faces of long-time
missing people or wanted criminals.
"In this case the experts went
backwards. Now we have a hypothesis on how the man of the shroud might
have looked at the age of twelve ... While some features, such as the
color of the eyes and the hair's length, cut and color, are arbitrary,
others come directly from the face impressed on the shroud," Mediaset
said in a statement.
It added that the proportions
between the eyebrow and nose, and the shape of the lower jaw, are the
same as those displayed in the shroud — the piece of linen long believed
to have been wrapped around Jesus's body after the crucifixion.
The result is a reassuring image
of a blond-haired young boy with magnetic eyes — a speculative picture
of how the boy Jesus looked when Mary and Joseph found him sitting in
the Temple discussing with the doctors of the law. (article
continues in the original)
(for the full article and to see
the image, click on the following link. NOTE: Please ignore the second
image. It is a poor and misguided attempt by scientists to recreate
Jesus from "cultural" information).
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Please note that we are the Canadian
distributors of the:
Little Angel Reader™
children's phonics series.
Future Publishing Plans
We would like to keep as many good Catholic books in print as
possible. If you know a book that is truly a gem, please fill out our
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If you have a book that you feel other Catholics would
appreciate, please let us know.
Here are the conferences that we plan to attend
this year (2005):
Christian Home Educators Conference
Rockway Mennonite College
Doon Rd., Kitchener, ON
Apr 2, 2005
Catholic Homeschooling Conference
Isidore Parish Hall
Road, Kanata, ON
May 14, 2005
Rd. E (Please note new location)
Jun 4, 2005
and Used Curriculum Fair
Jun 10, 2005
to School HS Conference
Martin's Secondary School
2470 Rosemary Dr., Mississauga, ON
(near Mavis Dr. & The Queensway)
Aug 12, 2005
If you represent a homeschooling group or are
organizing a conference or curriculum fair we would be pleased to send you as
many catalogs as you require for your event.
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like to see made available or ways to improve our service to you, we would love
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