Category Archives: Just Too Cool

FEAST DAY! 21 July 1773 – Clement XIV suppressed the Jesuits!

It is a great FEAST today. Today, 21 July, in the year of grace 1773, Pope Clement XIV of happy memory, issued his Bull by which he suppressed the Jesuits. I have all sorts of Papa Ganganelli gear which you can order … Continue reading

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Good VIDEO for people who aren’t familiar with the TLM or with our traditions

I occasionally catch video interviews that Taylor Marshall has with folks who interest me. Today I saw most of a video he did with Fr. David Nix, a good young priest in Denver whom I’ve met.  They both are both … Continue reading

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Tour Talk – #TDF2019 @Le_Tour Stage 6

SPOILER WARNING (if you haven’t watched your recording) The Tour continues.  Peter Sagan had an amazing sprint to win Stage 5 and Alaphilippe is still, as I write, in the Yellow Jersey.  Wellens is King. They have moved from Alsace … Continue reading

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Tour Talk – 2019 Tour de France

I am sure you already are deep into it, but for those of you who are behind the curve, the 2019 Tour de France is underway. In my distant youth I did a little cycling, so I have a taste … Continue reading

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William F. Buckley and Fulton Sheen on Firing Line! 1970

This is great. William F. Buckley had Archbp Fulton Sheen on Firing Line in 1970. I especially enjoyed Buckley’s comments about the National Catholic Reporter! (aka Fishwrap, aka National Schismatic Reporter) Listen at 34:30!

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A young priest reflects on celebrating the TLM and its positive influences

Today at Rorate there is a positive post. Fr. Tim Iannacone, a young priest ordained in 2017, assistant in a Connecticut parish, contributed an essay on his experience of learning to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass, discovering its benefits for … Continue reading

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SYZYGY WATCH! Rare Total Eclipse of the Sun

There was a rarish total solar eclipse on 2 July which terminated at the eastern coast of S. America (think Argentina… portentous!). Rarish because totality was viewed close to sunset, near to the horizon, producing some amazing views. A reader … Continue reading

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Historic church, rescued from demolition, to reopen in @FRDiocese

Do you recall the post about saving a spectacularly beautiful church, a shrine to St. Ann, in Fall River, MA?  Miracles have been granted there. A lot has happened since I posted that.   One thing that happened is that a … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO from Bp. Hying of @MadisonDiocese

The other day I posted a video from the new Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Donald Hying, 5th to wield the pastoral staff in this diocese. Bp. Hying frequently made brief videos while he was still in Gary and he … Continue reading

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The TMSM welcomes Bp. Hying to @MadisonDiocese – UPDATED

His Excellency Most Reverend Donald Hying has come to Madison as the diocese’s 5th Bishop.  On Monday, 24 June, Vespers was celebrated on the vigil of his installation on 25 June.  You can see the ceremony and hear the Bishop’s … Continue reading

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On a painfully hopeful day, consolation arrives – new icon of Our Lady, Queen of the Clergy

It has been a painful and hopeful day.  Hopefully painful, or painfully hopeful, I can’t decide.  The needle drifted a to the later as I opened my mail. First, it is REALLY supposed to be MONDAY in the OCTAVE of … Continue reading

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Great concelebration photos during Chartres Pentecost Pilgrimage

During my last Rome visit I posted a photo of real concelebration: three priests at the same time saying their Masses at three altars in the nave of a Roman church. Today I found a great series of pics at Messa … Continue reading

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Your Pentecost Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the Holy Mass you heard to fulfill your Pentecost Sunday obligation? Let us know. I spoke about the ongoing role of the sacrament of confirmation in Christian life. There were a couple things … Continue reading

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“Why should I send somebody in my place to be killed?”

At the site of the Knights of Columbus (bad choice about the uniforms, men, very) magazine, Columbus, there is a seriously moving account of D-Day and the storming of the beaches of Normandy. HERE A sample… […] Then the coxswain … Continue reading

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NCRegister about D-Day Catholic chaplains

It’s the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The National Catholic Register has an article about Catholic chaplains in the conflict. The whole article is great.  Here, however, is an interesting bit about a priest: […] Among the massive carnage of D-Day, … Continue reading

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