Category Archives: Just Too Cool

VIDEO about legendary Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster, OCD

My old Latin mentor, Fr. Reginald Foster, was featured in a spot on CBS:

I first met and studied with Foster in the mid-80s and then spent years in his 5th Level thereafter.
Foster has a book about his method. Not easy … Continue reading

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Travel Vestments Update

Some of you may recall that I started a project with Gammarelli to have bi-color, versible travel vestments made.  They will be especially spiffy with my especially spiffy portable altar made by St. Joseph’s Apprentice.  I even had them make … Continue reading

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“The world needs proud warriors, animated by their faith” – OORAH!

There was a meeting in Chicago this week of Catholic young people.  Something called SLS18.
As it happens, the actor Jim Caviezel made a surprise appearance and gave a heck of a short speech about courage.
He talks about “happy talk”.  He … Continue reading

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“To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.”

As convert I read with interest the stories of other converts at the Coming Home Network run by Marcus Grodi.  His is, I think, also the best of the shows at EWTN.
Today a story at CHN caught my eye partly … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: ARABIC and TELUGU! – UPDATED AUDIO

One of you kind readers has helped me start the New Year on an upbeat.
Here is a translation of the now widespread Internet Prayer in
ARABIC
LISTEN
صلاة قبل الولوج الى الأنترنت
. ايها الأله العظيم، الكلي القدرة،الأبدي،الذي خلقتنا على صورتك وأمرتنا ان … Continue reading

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6 Jan NASHUA, NH – Pontifical Mass with Bp. Libasci – first since 1960s – UPDATED: Minneapolis!

This is no just a Pontifical Mass where there hasn’t been a Pontifical Mass for decades.  I really like the fact that it is advertised by the diocese on their diocesan website and facebook page.
That caught my eye.

Not all diocese … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY traditions: exorcisms, blessings, special chants, eggs, etc.

Let’s be clear about something.  Epiphany falls on 6 January.  Always has, always will.  This year, the year of grace 2018, 6 January is a Saturday.
Great feasts have vigils.  Vigils are moments of penance, preparation, recollection.  We fast before our … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI penned a letter for Card. Müller’s 70th birthday.

Pope Benedict has written a longish letter to Card. Müller, once Prefect of the CDF and now… Card. Müller, on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The German text is HERE.
The letter was written for a “Festschrift”, a commemorative collection of … Continue reading

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The “Kalenda”, the solemn Christmas Proclamation – AUDIO

One of the many gifts we receive for Christmas is the singing of the Martyrology which has the special Proclamation of the Birth of Christ, the “Kalenda“.
I am getting ready to sing it tonight.  It has been a while.
As a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 23 December – The Final O Antiphon – O Emmanuel

Today is the final full day before the Vigil of Christmas.
In the last days of Advent before the Vigil, the Latin Church sings the O Antiphons for the Magnificat of Vespers.  The song O Come O Come Emmanuel is a setting … Continue reading

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