Category Archives: Just Too Cool

12 Sept 1683: The Battle of Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

The Holy Roman Empire and the Ottoman Empire were at war.  Vienna had been under siege for months.  On 11 September a coalition of Christian forces, a Holy League blessed by Bl. Pope Innocent XI, arrived with Jan III Sobieski, … Continue reading

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Music fit for heaven: New CD of William Byrd Masses by Choir of Westminster Cathedral

I often work in complete silence.  Long gone are the days when I could listen to music and get anything meaningful accomplished.  It pulls my attention, and I have little enough brainpower as it is.
However, as I type I am … Continue reading

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UK: Parish resuscitated by Extraordinary Form. New Evangelization continues

On whichever side of the Pond you are, you can be sure that reviving a parish doesn’t have to be rocket science.
We have all heard of parishes which, though moribund, have been revived through the use of Catholicism.   That … Continue reading

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SPACEHAWKS! PRIMUS ET PRIMORIS

Last Thursday evening I gave a talk in Grand Rapids, MI and a nice fellow asked me about the news that I had been killed.  He had seen a tweet about my demise and wondered what was up with that. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ This is Whiskey Delta Tango Papa Romeo Sierra … ECHOLINK & APRS

UPDATE 6 Sept:
No, I haven’t worked on my General in the last week or so, and, No, I haven’t done anything with Echolink yet.  However, the other day I did figure out today how to send APRS messages with my … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: “I celebrated the Traditional Latin Mass before today’s exorcism…”

Time and again, priests tell me that when they learn the traditional form of Holy Mass and begin saying it, it changes them profoundly.
Today I received this note from a priest (slightly edited):
I finished the [Saint John Cantius in Chicago] … Continue reading

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Aroma Therapy – Catholic style

A priest friend sent this to share for your Just Too Cool file.  From Science Daily:
Burning Incense Is Psychoactive: New Class Of Antidepressants Might Be Right Under Our Noses
Religious leaders have contended for millennia that burning incense is good for … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z dies a painful death

He finally killed me off.
At least I had a chance to defend Terra, your planet.
I have been a character in a Sci-Fi series by Chris Kennedy.   HERE  As I wrote before, the series is sort of Galaxy Quest meets The … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass sighting

I am hoping for an widespread outbreak of Pontifical Masses in the traditional form of the Roman Rite.
Thus, I was pleased to receive photos of a Pontifical Mass at the Throne celebrated by His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke when he … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: The Glory

For your “Just Too Cool” file, I direct your attention to Astronomy Pic of the Day and a viewing of …
… The Spectre of Veszprem. 
This truly is just too cool!

Want an explanation?  Of course you do.
This is a phenomenon called The … Continue reading

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