Category Archives: Just Too Cool

JUST TOO COOL: Is there a way to put this on my wish list?

If only I could put THIS on my amazon wishlist!
This is an 1849 Colt .31 caliber revolver made for the Pontifical Swiss Guards!
Documentation indicates that some of these revolvers were sent “either to Vatican guards or possibly to supporters of … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The fruits of ‘ad orientem’ worship in a parish.

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, who seems to have mastered perpetual motion, has a great letter to a priest posted at his place.
You will recall that I posted photos of Fr. H dragging the table altar out of church and … Continue reading

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Washington DC: Thomas Tallis’ “Spem in alium” for 40 voices

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope in Washington DC sent me a video of a practice of Thomas Tallis’ Spem in alium for 40 voices.  He wrote:
Below is a link to some video snips from the music workshop and performance of … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: GO TO CONFESSION!

What is it I have been shouting?
From CNA:
Pope: Be courageous, go to confession
Vatican City, Feb 19, 2014 / 04:57 am (CNA).- During his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis encouraged the pilgrims filling St. Peter’s Square to receive the sacrament of reconciliation. … Continue reading

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A note on the Olympic’s most important sport

I object to NBC.  And I object to certain aspects of their coverage of the Olympics.  I have also been on the road.  And so I haven’t been able to watch much of the only sport at the Olympics that … Continue reading

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Health benefits of marriage v. cohabitation

We all know… or should know… that we cannot lie to God.
Apparently we can’t lie to ourselves either.  God made us that way.
A priest friend in the great state of Texas sent this to me from Live Science:
Marriage is linked … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Benedictines of Mary – new music CD for Lent

Can you believe that this coming Sunday is Septuagesima already?
Many of you have enjoyed the chart-topping music CDs from the Benedictine nuns in Missouri, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  They have topped the charts for weeks with their … Continue reading

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Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels

Here is something for your Just Too Cool file.
They Getty Foundation collaborated to render the Ghent Altarpiece in 100 billion pixels. Yes, that’s billion with a b.
HERE

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What the cover of Rolling Stone reveals

Yes, yes… we know that Rolling Stone, which recently featured on its cover the photo of the Boston Marathon terrorist, has now jumped onto the Pope Francis bandwagon.
The real take away from this is that, while Rolling Stone and other … Continue reading

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New art from Daniel Mitsui: Our Lady of Walsingham!

The Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui sent me a beautiful rendering of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The 7″ x 10″ print is ready for ordering HERE.

Those saint in the corners are Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret of Antioch and Lawrence of Rome.
From … Continue reading

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