Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Officially BADASS CATHOLIC PHOTO

Years ago I heard an old bishop growl, “Meno chiacchiere – più processioni. … Less jabbering – more processions.” This, my friends, is an officially BADASS CATHOLIC PHOTO. A procession in honor of St. Joseph in Detroit. ¡Hagan lío!

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News from the great Benedictines at Norcia: building, dogs, liturgy, beer

In my email I found something from the great Benedictines at Norcia. I’ll “Rosica” it by cutting and pasting… but no, I told you where it is from.  Darn.    Anyway, the formatting remains messy. Remember: BEER!   Buy Beer … Continue reading

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Quo Rev.dus Zed Rev.do Ioanni Hunwicke gratias persolvit

Apud paginas Rev.di Ioannis Hunwicke [HOC], et verba exarata erga me clementia benedicentiaque nuper repperi et magno spe gravido nuntio perfruitus sum.  Exempli et animi gratia: Res mira! Hodie ridentem inveni magnum et carum pontificem! Quem saepe lugentem, miserum inveneram, … Continue reading

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Bp. Athanasius Schneider’s NEW WEBSITE

Do you remember that some time ago lib camp followers around the Vatican suggested that there should be some sort of approval system for Catholic websites? LOL! Yes… that was a good one. We know how that would have turned … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Blessing “Combat Rosaries” and Benedict Medals for the Pontifical Swiss Guard

Si vis pacem para bellum! A few years ago, at my prompting, Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff here in the Diocese of Madison, sent some of his tough, gun-metal hued “Combat” Rosaries to the Pontifical … Continue reading

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UPDATE FROM ROME: Cutting the fabric for vestments

As an update to my post about vestments the other day, here are some shots of the fabric being cut at Gammarelli in Rome for the new set we, the TMSM, are having made. Enjoy! Please donate.  HERE Our intrepid … Continue reading

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Friday after Ash Wednesday: Feast of the Crown of Thorns

This Friday is poignant.  Friday after Ash Wednesday is traditionally the Feast of the Crown of Thorns. A significant portion of the Crown is preserved is preserved in Notre Dame de Paris.  They have a special Crown of Thorns Mass … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Pontifical Swiss Guard

Have you seen this?

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WOW! WWII era triptychs for Catholic Masses for the military

I saw something amazing at Amy Wellborn’s blog.  She writes about a group during WWII, Citizens Committee for the Army, Navy and Air Force, which commissioned artists to make portable triptychs for use during Catholic Masses.  The idea was to transform … Continue reading

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A Pope Speaks: Pius XII on something the #PBC2019 summit didn’t discuss. AUDIO

Two things drive this post. First, the Roman “summit” rammed a major aspect of The Present Crisis into a smaller box than reasonable people allow.  They excluded many things that could have been addressed.  One of them is the devolution … Continue reading

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22 February 1980: Miracle on Ice

I still get the shivers watching this, even after all these years.

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These, ladies and gentlemen, are men.

Nigerian solidiers, fighting the Islamic beasts of Boko Haram, adore the Blessed Sacrament in Zambiza forest. They seem to know you have to kneel before the Blessed Sacrament. They even found a thurible. There’s more reverence in the African bush … Continue reading

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BOOK RECEIVED: 1962 Parish Ritual – HUZZAH!

Preserving Christian Publications has reprinted a 1962 Parish Ritual.  Hooray!   This book includes what the Collectio Rituum had but it includes more items and moments useful for parish life.  It’s like the British Sacristy Manual, but it is set up for use in these USA. … Continue reading

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TRANS-NEPTUNIAN COMET APPROACHES EARTH

One of the best titles ever… From SpaceWeather: TRANS-NEPTUNIAN COMET APPROACHES EARTH: In only a few days, newly-discovered Comet Iwamoto will split the orbits of Earth and Mars, making a relatively close approach to our planet visible through small telescopes. … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: A fine musical moment at a parish in Wandsworth (S. London)

A friend in England sent a short video which I feel compelled to share. We are at the little parish of St. Mary Magdalen in a rough area of greater London, Wandsworth, in the Archdiocese of Southwark. I’ve been there … Continue reading

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