Monday, March 11, 2013

5 Things You Should Know About Aquinas and More

Aquinas and More has a fundraising update: After 150 hours they are past $38,000, which is 15% of their goal. Woohoo! However, they do begin their one week to deadline countdown tomorrow. So if you have been meaning to donate, now is the time. Details are below.

In other news, Ian says:
I have received some feedback about our campaign. The most surprising thing is what some of our customers or online fans didn't know about Aquinas and More! Yes, we are truly "not just a bookstore".

So today I thought I'd let you know 5 Ways why Aquinas and More is really a mission.

1) We have a No-China Products Policy : Because of the horrible human rights abuse and forced abortions in that country, we refuse to sell products made-in-China. What does this mean for you? Better quality and safer products, and not compromising on principles. I have a video here that you can view and share with other pro-lifers.

2) We have a Good Faith Guarantee:  We guarantee that the books we sell are faithfully Catholic. How do we do that?  We make sure what you are getting tells the truth about what the Church teaches. We are so confident about our product being authentically Catholic, that if you find something that is not Catholic – we will pay for you to send it back, remove the product, and give you a gift card to say Thank You. Where else can you find that? That's our Good Faith Guarantee. Here's a video that explains more.

3) Our Military Chaplaincy Registry: A few years ago, we created this program to help Catholic chaplains serving U.S. military personnel around the world. There is a great need, especially among chaplains in Iraq and Afghanistan, for resources to help meet service member's spiritual needs. Through this program we have been able to send thousands of Catholic gifts, Bibles, rosaries, catechisms, patron saint medals, prayer books and other items to our registered chaplains. Be sure to check out our registry.

4) Tiber River: Tiber River is a website is dedicated to providing authentically Catholic information and opinions about different areas of Catholic culture and to promote liturgical education throughout the Catholic world. The support of family values through our work will help to rebuild a truly Catholic culture that can be the salt of the earth and a light on the hill. 

5) Catholic Church Supply: We carry over a thousand church supply items to help furnish the sanctuary and sacristy at Catholic parishes, as well as vestments and clergy shirts. We even have a seminarian registry to help our young men prepare for their vocation to the priesthood. 

So there you have it. Five ways why Aquinas and More is more than just a bookstore!

I also wanted to take the time to give you an update after 150 hours. We are past $38,000, which is 15% of our goal. For all who have donated so far, I heartily thank you!

What does this mean for our campaign? Well, we still have a long way to go. Tomorrow we will be a week into our two-week campaign, so we are short of where we would like to be right now.

Can you help?

First, please remember to pray. Yesterday, we began the Novena to St. Joseph. We are using Pray More Novenas if you would like to join us! We are also praying the St. Michael the Archangel prayer daily.

Second, please be sure to share:
  • If you can share the good news about Aquinas and More – and all the other good work we do – we will meet our goal!
  • If you can post on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, or just forward this newsletter to your family, friends, and parishes – we will meet our goal!
  • If you can share our crowdfunding page on your blogs and websites, we will meet our goal!
As we eagerly await the news of our next Pope, we realize that, like the Papal Conclave, our "Aquinas Angels" campaign is in His Hands. Thank you for all your support for these last 10+ years, and we look forward to meeting our goal and serving you for many more years to come.

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