Thursday, October 2, 2008

Age of devotion

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Many thanks to reader Therese Z., who sent me an awesome cache of Catholic paper memorabilia from the 1930s and 1940s, including numerous pamphlets—most of them penned by Jesuits—defending Church teachings on such topics as contraception and the importance of purity.

I plan to scan every one of the pamphlets and put it up here, as long as reader interest holds up. In the meantime, be blessed by the Sacred Heart prayer card above and the news article below (actually about an Anglican church's statue—but lovingly preserved for 60 years by a Catholic family). If anyone else has pre-Vatican II Catholic paper memorabilia that they would like to part with so that it might be shared here, write me at dawneden(at) (replacing the "at" with an atsign).