Category Archives: Just Too Cool

“The world needs proud warriors, animated by their faith” – OORAH!

There was a meeting in Chicago this week of Catholic young people.  Something called SLS18.
As it happens, the actor Jim Caviezel made a surprise appearance and gave a heck of a short speech about courage.
He talks about “happy talk”.  He … Continue reading

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“To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.”

As convert I read with interest the stories of other converts at the Coming Home Network run by Marcus Grodi.  His is, I think, also the best of the shows at EWTN.
Today a story at CHN caught my eye partly … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: ARABIC and TELUGU! – UPDATED AUDIO

One of you kind readers has helped me start the New Year on an upbeat.
Here is a translation of the now widespread Internet Prayer in
ARABIC
LISTEN
صلاة قبل الولوج الى الأنترنت
. ايها الأله العظيم، الكلي القدرة،الأبدي،الذي خلقتنا على صورتك وأمرتنا ان … Continue reading

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6 Jan NASHUA, NH – Pontifical Mass with Bp. Libasci – first since 1960s – UPDATED: Minneapolis!

This is no just a Pontifical Mass where there hasn’t been a Pontifical Mass for decades.  I really like the fact that it is advertised by the diocese on their diocesan website and facebook page.
That caught my eye.

Not all diocese … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY traditions: exorcisms, blessings, special chants, eggs, etc.

Let’s be clear about something.  Epiphany falls on 6 January.  Always has, always will.  This year, the year of grace 2018, 6 January is a Saturday.
Great feasts have vigils.  Vigils are moments of penance, preparation, recollection.  We fast before our … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI penned a letter for Card. Müller’s 70th birthday.

Pope Benedict has written a longish letter to Card. Müller, once Prefect of the CDF and now… Card. Müller, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The German text is HERE.
The letter was written for a “Festschrift”, a commemorative collection of … Continue reading

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The “Kalenda”, the solemn Christmas Proclamation – AUDIO

One of the many gifts we receive for Christmas is the singing of the Martyrology which has the special Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, the “Kalenda“.
I am getting ready to sing it tonight.  It has been a while.
As a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 23 December – The Final O Antiphon – O Emmanuel

Today is the final full day before the Vigil of Christmas.
In the last days of Advent before the Vigil, the Latin Church sings the O Antiphons for the Magnificat of Vespers.  The song O Come O Come Emmanuel is a setting … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: MALAYALAM

There are a few things which really make my socks roll up and down.   One of them is tax-deductible donations to the TMSM which involve many zeros, another is donations to me involving a lot of zeros, and also receiving … Continue reading

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Your RORATE MASSES – UPDATES

Some of you have written asking about “Rorate Masses” during Advent.
This is a beautiful custom – making a come back thanks to the spread of tradition – whereby Mass is celebrated illuminated only by candlelight. They are usually before dawn.
The … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: LUXEMBOURGISH! and BAVARIAN! and HILIGAYNON!

UPDATE:
Okay… this is quite the day. Since my original posting I have received BAVARIAN (in the comments, below) and by email HILIGAYNON, a Philippine language spoken in much of the island of Panay and the western half of the … Continue reading

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Millennials and chapel veils

The first time I learned of the word “Fashionista” was back in the days of the Catholic Online Forum, when staffers Dawn and Gayle (who made the best, the most beautiful rosaries I’ve ever seen – RIP and prayers for … Continue reading

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Contemplating mysteries in the face of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Gazing at an image crafted by a true master who intended to open us up into mystery can, over time, produce great fruits.
For example, the 6th c. Byzantine icon of The Christ Pantocrator reveals two attitudes, in the two halves … Continue reading

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Fun 2018 Catholic wall calendar

I am not making this up.
I discovered that TAN Books has put out an 2018 wall calendar (including both Ordinary and Extraordinary Form feasts, etc.) called… really…

US HERE – UK HERE
Of course they also have other calendars featuring artwork of … Continue reading

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Relics of St. Francis Xavier to go on tour in….

As I write… US HERE – UK HERE – It seemed appropriate.
In Rome, one visits the Gesù, the great church of the Jesuits (of yore) in the heart of the Centro.  There one venerates the relics of mighty saints, Ignatius and the missionary Francis Xavier.
What … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have good news for the elevation and edification of the readership?  Let us know.
Here’s a piece of good news.
I had an email from the head of the Latin Liturgy Association in these USA.  He sent me to a PDF … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: ICELANDIC!

I’t a banner day when I get a new language!
New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool! Voyager fires its thrusters for the first time in 37 years.

Recently I re-watched the movie The Martian, which is also a novel.  [US HERE – UK HERE  I understand that the author has a new book out.] I find it inspiring.
We  encounter challenges.  We work the problems.  We face our … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Traditional Confirmations in Madison

On Tuesday 28 November in Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary confirmed using the traditional Roman Rite.  There were quite a few confirmands.  We had people from Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland and North Carolina along with folks from area.
We started with a Solemn … Continue reading

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VIDEO for your Just Too Cool file – supercomputer simulation of past year’s hurricane season

At APOD I saw this amazing video and I can’t but share it.
Explanation: Where do hurricanes go? To better understand dangerous storms, NASA compiled data from several satellites into a supercomputer simulation of this past year’s hurricane season. Specifically, the featured … Continue reading

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