Has Etsy banned the sale of sacramentals?

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To a casual onlooker, it really does seem like Catholics believe that if you die with a scapular, God has to let you into heaven; that if you stick a St. Christopher medal to your dashboard, you can drive like a maniac and walk away unscathed; that if you pray on a rosary blessed by an especially good Pope, or sneak a relic of your favorite saint underneath some sinner's mattress, then whatever you wish will come true. This is not what Catholics believe. We do not believe in magic, and we do n … [Read more...]

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Etsy and handmade open thread! List your goods for sale here.

The "Be Bold" rosary bracelet from Apple and Azalea

I do love handmade gifts. I've featured Robin's handmade soaps many times, and yesterday's post featured Theresa Barger's Apple and Azalea shop, where you can buy handmade rosary bracelets and other items with free shipping.Who else has an Etsy shop, or other online store for homemade goods? Leave a link and a short description in the comments.Please note, in  your comment or at least in your shop, the last day you can accept orders with guaranteed Christmas delivery! Many's the time … [Read more...]

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Free shipping on rosary bracelets and more from Apple and Azalea

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My dear friend Theresa Barger makes elegant rosary bracelets and other jewelry.She's offering free shipping for my readers on orders of $10 or more through 12/20! (Free shipping orders are guaranteed to arrive by Christmas if you order by 12/17. For Christmas orders placed after the 17th, you may upgrade the shipping.) Use the coupon code ThanksSimcha (eeee! My first coupon code!) when you order. Theresa also takes special orders, so if you have a specific color or stone in mind, let … [Read more...]

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Robin’s Soap is now for sale on Etsy!

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What with all the camping and decamping, I almost forgot to let you know . . . Robin's Soap Shoppe is now open on Etsy! So many of you generous folks made this possible. (For any new readers, I introduced Robin here, sweetened (?) the deal here, and covered myself with glory on YouTube here.) Take a look at her first offerings, including this Super Gardener's Soap:  Robin says: This is a soap for the gardener or the gardener wanna be. If you enjoy getting your hands … [Read more...]

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