Category Archives: Just Too Cool

WWII Chaplain saying Mass as the armor rolls in

One of our alert readers sent me the link to some spiffy footage from WWII. A Catholic Mass being conducted by a Chaplain in Makin Islands, Kirabati during World War II. I would still very much like to find someone … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: 58 years old, never confessed, given Communion or confirmed. What now?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am 58 years old and was baptized as RC I was never confirmed /never made first holy communion and rarely attended church. I was drawn back to attending church about a year ago and as I am … Continue reading

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Pontifical Mass in Hong Kong

I look forward to the day when I might be able to celebrate a Sung or Solemn Mass for the TLM community in Hong Kong! I received this from a read in Hong Kong. The Bishop Emeritus, the mighty Joseph … Continue reading

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Waaaaay beyond “Just Too Cool”

I have been a fan of Archbp. Carlson of St. Louis ever since he did something for me in St. Paul and Minneapolis that I will never forget. Here’s another great reason… That said… some boys who are ill want … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

I am receiving lots of notes in email wishing me Happy Easter.  Thank you! I have also had a few through snail mail.   Yesterday one came that made me jealous of the sender’s penmanship. It was one of my desires … Continue reading

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A long time ago, I wrote a prayer for people to use before they got online and used the internet. Originally composed in Latin, it has been translated into many languages (sometimes more than once). My page with all the … Continue reading

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Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

The fellow who made the video about the Star of Bethlehem (a compelling argument, I might add), also did some research about what happened in the heavens on Good Friday. Let’s break it down. Passover begins on the 14th day … Continue reading

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Very Cool Blue Angels Video

I had to share this video with you. This video reminds me of my days as a Navy pilot, before my all too short astronaut career. These days I don’t experience the same level of g-forces during the consecration. And … Continue reading

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Spem in allium

Some garlicky notes for this Holy Week. First, at BBC an ancient recipe made new. 1,000-year-old onion and garlic eye remedy kills MRSA A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, experts have said. … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Time Lapse video of decorating a church for Easter

This is pretty spiffy, from St. John Cantius in Chicago! 39 views as I post this.

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