Category Archives: Just Too Cool

The Church in Madison is alive! VIDEO

Tomorrow, 26 June, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will ordain 6 men to the holy priesthood. In the last decade or so, since Bp. Morlino has been in Madison, a fairly rural diocese, the number … Continue reading

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New Horizons!

Biretta tip to APOD, this comes from NASA: NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for … Continue reading

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A businessman thinks outside the box

I like it when business owners think outside the box. From Eater.com: How a Restaurant Tripled Its Profits by Eliminating Tips The employees get paid vacation days, too. Things are working out quite well for Bar Marco, the Pittsburgh restaurant … Continue reading

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BUGATTI UPDATE!

Long-time readers here will remember my relationship with the Bugatti Veyron. Well, the Veyron has been retired and replaced by the new 150HP Chiron for a cool $2.5 million.  Since it’ll do 248 MPH it would be the perfect vehicle … Continue reading

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If you are a little bored someday

If you are a little bored someday, you might watch some Calcio Fiorentino, the 16th century version of “football”:

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Juventutem member gives Latin oration at Harvard

A couple years ago I was at Harvard to give a talk and sing a Mass organized by – among others – Juventutem. Now I see that one of the young men in Juventutem gave the Latin address at Harvard’s … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I received a note from Fr. Robinson of the little church in Maiden Lane near Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christ.  Father has quite the restoration project going and it is worthy of notice by everyone. I also remind the … Continue reading

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Of the dropping of rose petals

Some years ago I posted photos of the Roman firefighters on top of the Pantheon (I shot them from my apartment’s window) as they prepared to drop rose petals through the oculus on Pentecost. HERE It’s a great custom. I … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER: CZECH and SERBIAN

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 that I have found onto one page. Some translations have … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Getting waxen “Agnus Dei” from schismatics

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently obtained several Agnus Dei from Sisters in a traditional, cloistered order here in the U.S. They supposedly procure a smaller amount of the blessed wax from an original Agnus Dei from the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII. … Continue reading

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