Category Archives: Just Too Cool

US Ambassador to the UN: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names”

The new US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, brought a rather different tone to her first press conference after a meeting of the Security Council. This is refreshing. Haley told reporters, “Our goal with the administration is to show … Continue reading

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Card. Müller on the ordination of Deaconettes: “not necessary and not possible”

As you may remember, some months ago Pope Francis saw to the creation of a group to study the question of female deacons (aka deaconesses, aka deaconettes).  Last November, when the group met for the first time, I wrote: “Their … Continue reading

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80 M

During the night I happened to get up for a while and, as one does, I checked my email. One message was entitled: “80 M!” “That’s odd”, quoth I, “I’m not active these days on the 80 meter band.”  (That’s … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP PHOTOS – Septuagesima: Burying the Alleluia for Pre-Lent

The other day I posted about burying the Alleluia on Septuagesima Sunday.  As Pre-Lent (aka Fore-Lent) begins, in the traditional Roman Rite we sing the Alleluia for the last time at 1st Vespers of Septuagesima.  There was a custom of … Continue reading

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Singing nuns… they’re back!

Every month I get a small donation from the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa.  They are great! And they sing. Singing nuns… they’re back! Have a look at this. On 7 Feb 2017, the sisters sang the National Anthem at … Continue reading

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Will you bury your “Alleluia” this year? – FOLLOW UP

UPDATE 7 Feb 2017: Well, we’re gonna do it.   On Septuagesima Sunday we will bury the Alleluia right after the Asperges. Also, we will have a Solemn Mass. 7:30 AM 12 February at St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI. … Continue reading

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2017 Solar Eclipse

On 21 August your planet will obscure your yellow Sun and cast a shadow across your planet’s surface. There will be a total eclipse of the Sun that will sweep across these USA. I, for one, plan on seeing it. … Continue reading

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The priest who developed hypertext

There is a fascinating article at the National Catholic Register (not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap) about the Jesuit priest who developed “hypertext”, which made it possible for use to use keyboards to enter data into our computers, etc. Fr. … Continue reading

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PETITION: Gathering signatures to thank Pres. Trump for DEFUNDING Planned Parenthood

Pres. Trump has made YHUGE moves against Big Business Abortion, especially Planned Parenthood.  It’s gonna be beautiful.  Believe me. There is a “petition” you can sign to say “Thank you!” for cutting off tax payers’ dollar for Big Business Abortion, … Continue reading

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Fr. Sirico of @ActonInstitute on Pres. Trump’s Prayer Service

My friend Fr. Robert Sirico of ACTON INSTITUTE was one with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto for coverage of the Prayer Service the day after President Trump’s inauguration. Fr. Sirico and ACTON INSTITUTE make lefty catholics such as those at the … Continue reading

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A level stretch

From the Gospel reading today for the Feast of St. Fabian and St. Sebastian: Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to Luke R. Glory be to Thee, O Lord. Luke 6:17-23 At that time, Jesus coming down from the mountain, … Continue reading

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“As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free”

I must admit that I get a little choked up at the last verse of the Battle Hymn of the Republic.  Remembering also that Pres. Bush had the US Army Chorus sing this for ” target=”_blank”>Pope Benedict at the White … Continue reading

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Trump appointee’s stockings

From ChurchPop: You don’t see this very often in Washington D.C.! Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been nominated by Donald J. Trump to be the new Secretary of the Interior. And at his Senate confirmation hearing, Rep. Zinke wore something … Continue reading

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14 January: Happy Feast of the Ass!

Rev. Mr. Greg Kandra reminds us that today is the Feast of the Ass.  Wikipedia HERE I wrote about this back in 2012 HERE There are medieval liturgical rites which ought to be revived… not just on this day but … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the power of an invitation

I incessantly tell congregations never to underestimate the power of an invitation.   By that I mean that people should be inviting to others to go with them to Holy Mass or to church for confession and other events.  Invitations … Continue reading

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