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FLYING ELECTRIC SPACE SPIDERS!

News especially for P…
…from SpaceWeather:
SPIDERS AND SPACE WEATHER: Did you know that spiders can fly? Biologists call it “ballooning.” Spiders spin a strand of silk, it juts into the air, and off they go. Airborne arachnids have been found as … Continue reading

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French stones and soutanes

As I do each year, I’ve been watching the Tour de France.  When I was young, I did a bit of riding myself.    The coverage is technically amazing and the scenery along the way is beautiful.  It’s like a … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! in Poland. Young, and raising hell…. correction… razing Hell.

These days it seems as if every time I turn around, I receive news of another Pontifical Mass in the Traditional Roman Rite has been celebrated somewhere.   I couldn’t be more pleased.
Slowly but surely, we are witnessing the reintegration of … Continue reading

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A little bright spot for your day, a discrete packet of energy for your mind.

I listen to Great Courses on Audible. It helps to keep my brain working. Right now I am nearing the end of Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-Scientists. (US HERE – UK HERE) In that context, … Continue reading

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D. Madison – 29 July – Missa Cantata in the DOMINICAN Rite

I am pleased to inform the readership that in Madison, WI, at the parish staffed by the Order of Preachers, there will be a Sung Mass in the Dominican Rite.
On Sunday 29 July at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Fr. James Dominic … Continue reading

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Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.
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TRAPPIST BEER from MONKS in ENGLAND!

The fantastic Benedictine monks of Norcia, Italy, make fantastic beer!  You can help this great traditional community by investing in their monthly beer club.  HERE
I just read a story on the BBC about a group of monks in the UK’s Leicestershire monks … Continue reading

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D. MADISON: 30 June – A First Holy Mass “coram Episcopo”

From the site of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison:
On Friday, June 29, His Excellency the Most Rev. Robert Morlino [The Extraordinary Ordinary] will be ordaining three seminarians of the diocese to the Holy Order of the … Continue reading

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30 years a priest, 60th birthday – a priest’s first real Solemn Mass! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

This is the season of First Holy Masses.   For example, on Saturday 30 June, I will be helping as Assistant Priest with the First Mass of a newly ordained priest to be celebrated in the presence of the bishop (coram … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: SPACE FORCE!

When I was driving to Michigan for this year’s Acton University, I heard a speech that Pres. Trump gave to a gathering of small business leaders.   During that speech he mentioned NASA and the development of the
SPACE FORCE!
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Pres. Trump and the Brown Scapular

This is really interesting.  HERE
The Governor of Guam, gave Pres. Trump a brown scapular for the First Lady.  And he talks about a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
 
 

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“The finest rosaries I have ever seen” have… returned! – UPDATES

nce upon a time I used to write about the finest rosaries I had ever seen.   They were easy on the eyes, like jewelry, but they were as strong as steel cables.
The woman who made them, Gayle, had started up a … Continue reading

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A great restoration @CathedralStPaul

The Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, MN, is in my estimation a candidate for “grandest cathedral in these USA”.  It is also the National Shrine of St. Paul.
One of the advantages of this cathedral is that is wasn’t … Continue reading

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BEER @MONKSOFNORCIA PROGRESS

We have to support our good religious orders, especially the newer communities.
Today I read about a solemn profession at Norcia, in Italy, where there is a great foundation of Benedictines (including not a few Americans).  You might recall that they … Continue reading

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Are you downsizing? Be careful!

I’m in a process of downsizing. You know how this goes. You have it in your head that, if you haven’t opened that box of stuff for a couple years, you don’t need it and you won’t miss it. Right?
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