Category Archives: Just Too Cool

“Get over being a sugar cookie and keep moving forward!”

A great commencement speech by an Admiral and a SEAL, William H. McRaven.
I wonder if this was the first time these students had ever heard, in their years of education, a real achiever tell them about life and reality.

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REVIEW: The ULTIMATE Priest’s Gift – Super Cool Portable Altar

Sometime ago I learned of a carpenter who made a portable altar of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings that folded out and drawers, and an embedded altar stone. I contacted the carpenter and he said he would make … Continue reading

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Stratford Caldecott is dying. Something just too cool ensues.

I have learned that the English writer Stratford Caldecott is dying.  He has end-stage cancer.  I know that you will, in your goodness, pray for him and for his.
Sad news, but there is a Just Too Cool element.
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“It is all the more effective for being so simple.”

I would like to echo what my friend, His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Tim Finigan posted about ad orientem worship.  HERE
Hint:
“[T]o explain to an eleven year old server the symbolism of the eastward-facing orientation of the Lady Altar which he used for the … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Procession at St. Paul’s at Harvard

Some years ago I was hanging around outside the Paul VI audience hall (Vatican) during a plenary session of the Italian Bishops Conference. I was waiting for my bishop to emerge. As I waited I chatted with fellow journalists, the … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Great idea for diocesan New Evangelization!

Here is an encouraging “¡Vaya lío!” example.
You all know about, or ought to know about, the great Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy.  Here is something from their web page:
SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI
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1947: Jackie Robinson

From History.com:
Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the … Continue reading

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“Knock the cover off the ball!”

I was alerted to this by a Chicagoan friend, a long-suffering Cubs fan   It shows how statistics don’t tell the whole story. From NRO:
Not only did Garcia’s teammate, Jose Abreu, slug two home runs against the Indians on Thursday … Continue reading

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Just for nice: Roman Lenten images

Roman images.
First, a priest sent a fine photo of a side altar, in use, of SS. Ternità del Pelegrini.

That’s how it’s done.
And then a couple photos from NLM posted by my friend Gregory DiPippo of the Basilica of S. Nicola … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Happy baby learns the word “happy”!

Someone sent me this video and I just had to post it.
It must be an amazing moment for parents when babies say first clear words. I got a little shiver watching this, and thinking about how our minds work, … Continue reading

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