Category Archives: Just Too Cool

“Se mi sbaglio mi corrigerete!”

From 16 October 1978:

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UPDATE: Reversible travel vestments progress

Here is a VESTMENT PROJECT UPDATE.  There is news about two projects, as a matter of fact.
First, there is progress on the reversible, Shantung silk travel vestments.
I have received a couple donations for these vestments.  I’ll embroider the names of the donors on … Continue reading

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St. Jerome named Patron Saint of the “Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center” @DLIFLC

This is for your Just Too Cool file.
I’ve been informed that the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center has made St. Jerome their patron.  HERE
During a humble ceremony at the Presidio of Monterey Chapel Sept. 11, St. Jerome, who lived … Continue reading

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A new development about the Bones of St. Peter!

This sounds like something out of a novel I’ve on and off worked on for years.
Via Telegraph:
Bones attributed to St Peter found by chance in 1,000-year-old church in Rome
ones attributed to St. Peter have been found by chance in a … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD: Prayer for Vocations in a parish bulletin

I sincerely believe that the Prayer for Vocations which I posted here, and which seems to be spreading across the lands, will bear great fruit.
Today I received a note from a priest in Sacramento with a link to a parish … Continue reading

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GARUM WATCH! Ancient underwater discovery

Sometimes I have written of the joys of garum.
The ancient Romans loved to slather their foods, and add as a cooking ingredient, wondrous garum. Garum is a fermented fish sauce, highly attested in ancient literature, the preparation of which is … Continue reading

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Great story of a humble man who saw the Blessed Virgin

Be sure to read this at the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald.
The five-year-old who testified to the Knock apparition
Today [21 August 2017] is the 138th anniversary of the apparition of the Blessed Virgin, along with St Joseph, St … Continue reading

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NEW MUSIC DISC from St Paul’s Boys Choir in Harvard Square

I have posted in the past about wonderful music CDs by the St. Paul’s Boys Choir in Harvard Square.  If you don’t have their Christmas disc, you are in for a treat.  The choir has a new recording!
Here is a … Continue reading

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Feedback that gets to me

Occasionally I get feedback that really helps. Today I received this:

Wow.
This, friends, gets to me.
The token she mentions is something from my wish list, a recording of The Passion of Saint Thomas More by composer Garrett Fisher. US HERE – … Continue reading

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What a contrast to the tensions over Confederate statues!

Honor!
I picked this up from a tweet by a friend:

Well this story makes an interesting contrast to the tearing down of #ConfederateStatues. https://t.co/TRSTs56dMO
— Samuel J. Howard (@Jahaza) August 15, 2017

In a nutshell:
A WWII Marine vet travelled to Japan … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Pius XII declaring the Dogma of the Assumption

The fabled pastor of my home parish, the late Msgr. Richard Schuler told stories about being in Rome when Ven. Pius XII infallibly declared the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin to be a dogma of the Faith.  He was present … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD: “Prayer For Vocations” spotted

I had a great text cross-country SMS from a colleague in the TMSM this morning at a little church in Shell Lake, WI.  Here is a poster at the parish…

First, I am delighted that they found – note the date … Continue reading

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BRICK BY BRICK in Montana! Priests making the TLM HAPPEN!

This is for your Brick By Brick file.  Had I known about this, I might have attended!  I spent a lot of time during my young summers between Billings and Greybull in N. Wyoming.
From a reader…
Have you heard about this … Continue reading

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Challenge Coin Update

I have received several emails from priests who have upcoming Jubilees as well as from men who will soon be ordained.  They, too, want to have challenge coins made as I did for my 25th.  They wanted to know where/how I … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z sends Michael Sean Winters a “Combat Rosary”

UPDATE:
Winters responded!  HERE
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ORIGINALLY Published on: Jul 31, 2017:

The other day Michael Sean Winters, the juggernaut writer for the Fishwrap, attacked you readers here. HERE  He did so, because one of you asked me about the Most Holy Rosary as a “weapon”.
He ignored the context … Continue reading

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