Monday, December 19, 2011

10 Last-Minute Catholic Christmas Gifts

10 Last-Minute Catholic Christmas Gifts

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This gift is perfect for Catholics and non-Catholics who want to know the real story of the Catholic Church. A wonderful way to evangelize. Fr. Barron is the best modern communicator of the Church's message, in my opinion.

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2 - Board Games
A good old-fashioned game night is always in fashion and good for communication and relationships. Our family always love having a new game. Just remember to attach a gift receipt, so the person can return the game for another one if they already have it.

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The best Catholic study Bible on the market. Only the New Testament is available so far, but don't wait for the Old Testament to be finished (they have Genesis & Exodus out as well). This one is worth the price and much more.

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Yes, this is a shameless plug for my book. But, I have people buying several copies to give away as presents to others, so there are others who agree it makes a good gift. You might also try another book I am a contributor to - The Church and New Media.

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One of the most powerful movies I have seen. I wrote the following in my review of the movie: "This movie moved me because it tells us what humanity is all about. It put on film what it means to be a human and that our identity is tied up in our great dignity."

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6 - A Subscription to a Good Catholic Periodical
There are some great periodicals out there. Here are just a few of them:


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7 - A Prayer Bouquet
Pray for a loved one and list the prayers in a bouquet that you offer them. It is free and worth more, in the long run, than anything else.

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Caffeine + support for monks in the cold of Wyoming. What more could a coffee drinker want?

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Another great two-for-one gift. Support the poor from around the world and get unique crafts / chocolate / coffee / etc.


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10 - Donation To Your Favorite Charity In Someone's Name

This is a great gift for someone who is hard to shop for or who "has everything". A charitable donation has a quadruple benefit - it is good for the other person, good for you, good for the charity, and it is a tax write-off! Don't forget St. Mary's Catholic Center, if you are thinking about this one.

Merry Christmas

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