Category Archives: Just Too Cool

PIZZA RAT LIVES! The legend continues.

This one is especially for Fr RS who really liked the recent Grizzy Bear v SUV post. One of my urban heroes is dear old Pizza Rat. A New York City Subway rat hit pay dirt one day with a … Continue reading

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UPDATED: A great Father’s Day note from a reader

UPDATE 19 June: Today I have received notes from readers saying that they have spotted this Prayer For Vocations in a couple other places as well.  A comment in the combox, below, speaks of one of them. To wit: [T]he … Continue reading

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Takin’ Him To The Streets

‘Tis the season for processions.  We Catholics love to process with the Blessed Sacrament and in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of the Lord and also to venerate Our Lady and many patronal saints.  Some time ago I posted … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback: PODCAzT resulted in new musical composition

This is very cool feedback. From a reader… Dear Father, I would like to thank you for your post “Digging into Vox Clara”  [One of my old PODCAzTs – 077 08-12-16 – An Advent hymn dissected “Vox clara”, with digressions] from … Continue reading

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Good Summer Reading: William Forstchen – Lost Regiment Series

During the American Civil War a Union regiment is being transported by ship.  They fall into a tunnel of light and emerge on the ocean of another planet.  They rapidly encounter the descendants of 10th century Russians.   There is conflict.  But … Continue reading

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REVIEW: A beautiful Catholic ABC Book for children

This morning after Holy Mass I was given a wonderful book.  It’s a children’s book, but no matter: it’s a delightful reprint of an old ABC or Alphabet Book. It doesn’t get more Catholic than this!  This would be a … Continue reading

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Sec. Mattis on what keeps him awake at night

SecDef Mattis (USMC-Ret) on what keeps him awake at night: We need more of this attitude in Holy Church, especially from our officers, the clergy.

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THEY’RE HERE! White Pontifical Mass Vestments

They’re here. The long-awaited White Pontifical set has arrived! I invited the chancellor to help with the unboxing. The humeral veil reveals itself.  The light on this fabric is precisely what I had hoped for. One of the 3 dalmatics which … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Ascension, Beans, and You

We have lovely customs in our wonderful Roman Catholic Church, including special blessings on certain feast days, often tied to the changing of the seasons… in Rome, that is.  It’s the Roman Church, after all. Today, the Feast of the … Continue reading

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Approaching Jupiter

Stepping aside from things churchy for a moment, here’s a spiffy video spotted at Astronomy Pic of the Day. EXPLANATION FROM APOD: What would it look like to approach Jupiter? To help answer this, a team of 91 amateur astrophotographers … Continue reading

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Formation of a new “Latin Mass Society of Central NJ”

For a while now, I’ve been working with the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison. Since I’ve been mentioning it on the blog, I’ve received notes from all over that people are forming their own societies where they … Continue reading

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European Parliament now has … *gasp*… a TLM!

I picked this up at Agenda Europe. NEW: Traditional Latin Mass at the European Parliament Thanks to the initiative of a Polish MEP, former Sejm Marshal Marek Jurek, there is now a Catholic Mass in the so-called “extraordinary rite” (i.e. the … Continue reading

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Lightning … from above!

No, you are above the lightning for a change. I found this at APOD.  Very cool. Explanation: Watch a huge lightning storm move across the eastern USA. The huge storm caused much damage and unfortunately some loss of life for … Continue reading

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Glaswegians! ACTION ITEM!

Some time ago I asked the readership if anyone had ever seen a stained glass window of Moses at the cleft in the rock from Exodus 33. Someone came through and I am deeply grateful! From a reader… I remember … Continue reading

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PLENARY INDULGENCE during 100th Anniversary of Fatima Apparitions

INDULGENCE OPPORTUNITIES DURING THE CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE APPARITIONS OF OUR LADY IN FATIMA, PORTUGAL Pope Francis has granted a plenary indulgence opportunity for the 100th anniversary of the Fatima apparitions throughout the centennial year, from the 27th of November … Continue reading

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