Giovanni Pierinelli of Santa Teresita checks on his Baby Jesus inventory at the 17th annual trade show of the Catholic Marketing Network last week (Aug. 6-9) in Somerset, N.J. RNS photo by David Gibson.

Catholic gift stores see a (papal) bull market

(RNS) “If you are a Catholic gift and book store and you are not willing to reinvent yourself, you are going to be out of business,” said Alan Napleton, president of the Catholic Marketing Network. “God doesn’t seem to suspend the laws of economics just because we’re Catholic.”