Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Kudos to Sacred Heart in Cincinnati!

I was delighted to receive a link to a Facebook page with photos of a Low Mass of a Bishop celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis… in Cincinnati.  The occasion was … Continue reading

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MIAMI: TLMs bringing in young people

A reader alerted me to coverage of a TLM in Miami in which the local Juventutem chapter is involved.
With Ancient Language, Catholic Mass Draws Young Parishioners
Roman Catholic Mass was at one time universally celebrated in Latin, the ancient Roman language.
After … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Who knows what happens to your lost stuff!

I can’t help but post this because it is JUST TOO COOL.
A 4th c. Gallo-Roman chariot wheel was found intact in the Rhone River!
HERE

Remarkable.
In other news, from Archeology…
KASHIHARA, JAPAN—A dark blue dish and a clear painted bowl recovered together from a … Continue reading

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Glorious Roman church eye-candy

At the Mail online there are some spectacular wide-angle photos straight up at the ceilings of some Roman churches.
Here is one.

These churches are expressions of identity.
They express who Catholics believed they were and who they believed the Church to be.
Today we … Continue reading

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Last original WWII Navajo Code Talker, a Marine, dies on the birthday of the Corps

The last Navajo Code Talker, Chester Nez, USMC died on 10 November 2014, the 239th birthday of the Corps. They played a vital role during WWII.
From AZCentral
Marine veteran Michael Smith wept Wednesday when he heard about the death of Chester … Continue reading

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A 5-year old shows us how it’s done

For those snobby dopes out there who think Joe and Mary Bagofdoughnuts in the pews are too stoopid to handle Latin or that hearing some chant is toooo haaaard.
Here is a 5 year old singing the common Christian table prayer … Continue reading

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Z-SWAG In the Wild: Zed-Head gear

I received a note from a reader today:
If a note of appreciation helps you to keep going, consider this a thanks.
PS. I’m sewing a Zedhead patch on the back of my leather biker jacket.
I ride a Yamaha Road Star 1600cc
I … Continue reading

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VIDEO: WWII – Shipboard Mass – 12 Feb 1945 before Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima - 7000 killed, 20,000 wounded, probably included some of these men.
This is some footage of a Mass on board LST-782, a Landing Ship – Tank.
Note the movement of the ship.
It was Mardis Gras that day.  One week later the … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Vatican Library manuscripts digitized, online

From Business Insider with lots of extremely cool images:
The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 by Nicholas V. It holds some 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images and engravings.
Last year, non-profit organization 

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Rome – Day 6: “FALL BACK!” Edition – REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

In Rome, where I am right now, we set our clocks back now, 25/26 October.
Therefore, I get an extra hour of sleep which I am obviously not having, because I am posting this.
This “fall back” change isn’t such a big … Continue reading

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