Category Archives: Just Too Cool

CONJUNCTION ALERT!

I hope we have a break in the clouds!
From Sky and Telescope:
Earth’s two closest planetary neighbors draw strikingly close together this week.
When it comes to “eyeball astronomy,” nothing is more satisfying than to see a pair of celestial objects appear … Continue reading

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A Blog Milestone and a Mass for Benefactors

At sometime this morning, we hit the 40 million visits mark.

That’s 40 million since I started keeping stats, which wasn’t from the beginning.
In any event, it’s a milestone.
Thanks everyone!
And in thanksgiving especially for you donors and those of you who … Continue reading

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Something fun for the consistory: The Cardinal… locations

Here is something fun for dire times.  In honor of the consistory, I will share something sent to me by a priest friend, Fr. Robert Guessetto, OSA, in Rome.
Most of you know, I am sure, the Otto Preminger movie The … Continue reading

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25 years ago, from 4 billion miles away… a glimpse of your planet

From APOD comes this marvelous image:
Explanation: On another Valentine’s Day 25 years ago, cruising four billion miles from the Sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft looked back one last time to make this first ever Solar System family portrait. The complete … Continue reading

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MADISON, WI – 2 Feb – CANDLEMAS – Pontifical Mass at the Throne

On 2 February – Candlemas – in Madison, WI, His Excellency Most Rev. Bishop Robert C. Morlino (the Extraordinary Ordinary) will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.
The Mass will begin at 7 pm at the Bishop O’Connor Center.
Bishop Morlino … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: Another parish implements Summorum Pontificum. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

For your Brick by Brick file.
A reader sent me a link to a story in the St. Louis Review (a publication of the Archdiocese of St. Louis) about a parish which as started up a Traditional Latin Mass.
‘Mysterium tremendum’ | St. … Continue reading

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More from the mighty pen of Daniel Mitsui

From time to time I post about art from Daniel Mitusi, the talented Catholic artist who has worked under the inspiration of the Medieval period as well as Japanese prints. He gets proper inculturation.
You may recall that his little daughter … Continue reading

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Finding one’s way deeper into the Faith

On the threshold of the big… *yawn* … game, there is something of interest in a piece at the National Catholic Register, an interview with the grandson of the legendary Vince Lombardi.
Joe Lombardi is the offensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions.
Take … Continue reading

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“Namore of this, for Goddes dignitee … Thy drasty riming is nat worth a toord!”

All of us who are interested in language are, at some point, fully engaged with Chaucer.  I like to stay engaged with Chaucer even today through his blog (HERE)… but I digress.
I read today a piece at the UK’s Spectator about … Continue reading

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Undeveloped photos from WWII found

One of you readers sent me a link to a great story at the Daily Mail about a man who bought 31 rolls of undeveloped film from the WWII era at an auction. Along with them were moving letters written … Continue reading

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