Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Let there be color

I saw a rather cool series of photos from the B&W age which have been colorized. The colorized versions give an entirely different “feel” to the moment.
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Why can 5th graders figure out what many priests don’t?

From a reader:
I am one of two Altar Boy Deans in charge of my parish’s 112 Altar boys.
Yesterday I was assisting our Altar boy director in training new recruits to the program (5th graders). He had asked me to show … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Windy City Edition

I’m on a road trip.

Hmmmm… usually these vans are following me.
Right now I am in Chicago, at St. John Cantius.  Yesterday and today I gave some conferences on sacred liturgy.  We have had two, count ‘em two, Solemn Masses in the … Continue reading

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Pre-Order Stunning Christmas Music CD – St. Paul’s Boys Choir, Harvard.

Last year I had a wonderful experience at Harvard University as the celebrant for a Solemn Mass at St. Paul’s, which has the only Catholic Boys Choir School in these United States. It was a special occasion for them, too, … Continue reading

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How many Little Flowers does it take to make a bouquet?

Here’s something both Catholic and cute for a change.
In the Diocese of Lincoln, where it is still okay to be a faithful Catholic openly, there is a school where, on the Feast of St. Therese, the girls dress as the … Continue reading

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From whom demons withdraw in terror and pain

The world’s quicksand is shifting under our feet.
More than ever we need the help that God sends us through the loving help of our Guardian Angels.
Yes, there are angels.  Open your Bible and, within a few pages, you’ll find angels.
From … Continue reading

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I still want that Veyron, but this was pretty spiffy.

This is just too cool not to share.  Let’s take a couple minutes away from how the world and the Church are both flying apart at the seams and simply enjoy this.  Even if you are not really into cars … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Good news on the Spanish Front! – Spanish TLMs in D. Raleigh a success!

Do you recall that just a while back I posted about a parish initiative launched by Fr. Paul Parkerson in Dunn, North Carolin in the Diocese of Raleigh?  HERE
In his parish he implemented two TLMs on Sundays.  One will have English … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! Taking HIM to the streets!

From the Catholic Sentinel:
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Attendance at Mass remains central to Catholics’ faith because they must be nourished by Jesus’ body and blood or they will not remain strong Catholics, said Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte.
“Take a moment … Continue reading

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The blood of San Gennaro liquefied!

Neapolitans hold their breath on the Feast of the great patron San Gennaro, St. Januarius.  There is a relic of dry blood which, as the Cardinal Archbishop moves the reliquary, liqufies and visibly flows again.  When it doesn’t… bad things … Continue reading

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