Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Wherein Fr. Z assigns some worthwhile reading

At First Things there are two outstanding pieces to which I direct your attention.
Firstly, run, don’t walk, to read Martin Mosebach’s beautiful essay about “eternal Rome”.   The translator did a masterful job.  I read it yesterday on the airplane and I … Continue reading

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Some cool stuff, old and new, in Rome and Detroit

First, I am glad to report that Gammarelli is ready to ship our new processional canopy, and we will have it in time for Corpus Christi.  It will match our white Pontifical Mass set.  Here are some shots of the … Continue reading

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A Bishop calls on his brother Bishops to celebrate the Traditional Pontifical Mass, TLM

A few bishops have blogs.  A few blogs of bishops are worth looking at.   Here is a blog post on a bishop’s blog which every bishop should read.
Most Rev. Thomas E. Gullickson is the Papal Nuncio in Switzerland.  He … Continue reading

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“I originally sent you this story 8 years ago, for the brick by brick file…” UPDATE

From a reader about a parish in Williamston, MI:
I originally sent you this story 8 years ago, for the brick by brick file:
After decades with no crucifix and no tabernacle in the sanctuary (other than a processional cross), both were … Continue reading

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BACK IN PRINT! The Heresy of Formlessness

I am delighted to report that The Heresy of Formlessness: The Roman Liturgy and Its Enemy (Revised and Expanded Edition) by the great Martin Mosebach is in print again… by the increasingly excellent Angelico Press.
May I warmly urge everyone to … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider’s terrific talk in Rome – ACTION ITEM!

This is an ACTION ITEM.  I want you all to listen to this.  I want you all to act on what you heard.
His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider recently gave a terrific talk in Rome at the Angelicum entitled:
The Church on … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Military pilgrimage to Lourdes

I had a great note from a reader:
I just dropped off a friend at JFK, Catholic Navy Chaplain, he is going to Lourdes for this event. 200 military personnel are participating. I never knew about the event. The video is … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: MALAYALAM

UPDATE:
I am delighted to report that my correspondent sent an audio recording of the Internet Prayer in his native tongue Mayalalam, which is spoken in Kerala state in India.
ORIGINALLY Published on: Dec 21, 2017
There are a few things which really … Continue reading

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Justice Thomas delievers commencement address

I was alerted to the news that, last weekend, Justice Clarence Thomas gave the commencement address at Christendom College. Surely you will be interested.

And if you have not read it, check out his autobiography.
My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir
US HERE – … Continue reading

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Brick by brick in @archstl – a lesson in commonsense, prayer and elbow grease

There are entirely understandable reasons why not every church can be grand and beautiful.  For example, sometimes a church is needed quickly and the means are slim.  In many cases, however, a little creativity and a touch more patience – … Continue reading

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