Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Just Too Cool: Vatican Library manuscripts digitized, online

From Business Insider with lots of extremely cool images:
The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 by Nicholas V. It holds some 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images and engravings.
Last year, non-profit organization Digita Vaticana Oculus was founded with the aim … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: “FALL BACK!” Edition – REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

In Rome, where I am right now, we set our clocks back now, 25/26 October.
Therefore, I get an extra hour of sleep which I am obviously not having, because I am posting this.
This “fall back” change isn’t such a big … Continue reading

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Bishop calls England to conversion to Christ. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Disease with global killing potential is on the rise.
Militant Islamism is on the rise.
Homosexualism is on the rise.
The Dictatorship of Relativism has weakened Western Civilization to the point of collapse so that hostile forces with satanic direction are roaming and … Continue reading

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Large gesture of openness toward SSPX!

Apparently one of the Francis Effects is “apertura”, “an opening up … openness”.
I have suggested elsewhere on this blog, and not too long ago, that Pope Francis could be the one to show TLC to the traditional side.  Benedict XVI … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI sent text of talk to University: relativistic dialogue and “lethal ideas”

From CNS:
Retired pope says interreligious dialogue no substitute for mission
VATICAN CITY – Retired Pope Benedict XVI said dialogue with other religions is no substitute for spreading the Gospel to non-Christian cultures, and warned against relativistic ideas of religious truth as … Continue reading

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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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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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