Category Archives: Just Too Cool

ASK FATHER: Blessing wine on St. John’s Day… or “another beverage”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You usually give your readership an annual reminder for the blessing of wine on St. John’s Day. The Rituale says “Benedicere… hunc calicem vini et CUJUSLIBET POTUS”- so presumably any hard beverage could be blessed with … Continue reading

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Super cool Galileo gravity experiment

Super cool. Galileo claimed that if there was no air, a cannonball and a feather would, if dropped, hit the ground at the same time. One of the Apollo astronauts did this experiment on the moon with a hammer and … Continue reading

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Tradition = More Fun

The only thing that would make this better is if they also were wearing saturnos.  HERE I received this from a reader… The annual firing of the “potato cannon” with the men of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, … Continue reading

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St. Juan Diego’s amazing miracle story

Remember… If we do not believe in miracles, we do not ask for them. If we do not ask for them, they will not be granted. We are not alone: the Church Militant and the Church Triumphant are closely knit, … Continue reading

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Blind woman healed by contact with relics and priestly prayers

This is a great story. When I wrote about St. Gianna, I offered some points about miracles. I hereby put to you several points to consider, any of which might serve as a starting point for comments below: Saints are presented … Continue reading

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Veneral Sky Show

The Moon and Venus are at it again in the early evening sky. They are just a few degrees apart. However, given your Moon’s crescent state, you may be able to see some great Earth Shine.  It is also called … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Measuring instruments altered by electromagnetic disturbances when placed on Christ’s tomb

I just finished writing a brief piece about technology (for the Catholic Herald) and I ran across this from EWTN UK.  You may have read that restoration work and scientific examination of the Edicule which encloses the Christ’s empty tomp … Continue reading

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For St. Andrew – Exsultet caelum laudibus

I say the older form of the Office and I often listen to the Office sung by the Benedictine monks at Le Barroux. Just for nice, here is Exultet caelum laudibus, hymn for Vespers for St. Andrew the Apostle, sung … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, there was this Pope who was “corrected”….

In the wake of the confused and confusing elements in Chapter 8 of Amoris laetitia and in light of the Five Dubia submitted by the Four Cardinals, and in view of the remarks made by Card. Burke about what would possibly need … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans? – FOLLOW UP

So… what did y’all decide to do? ORIGINALLY POSTED Published on: Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:02 Date and time Month ____ Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir … Continue reading

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So far they’ve played 7 games…

… to a draw. The World Chess Championship is on.  So far, Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, and Sergey Karjakin, the challenger have played 7 games to 7 draws. There for a moment in game 7 it looked like Carlsen had gotten … Continue reading

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A St. Martin’s Day Palindrome

From The Book of Days, Vol. II, R. Chambers, ed., W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., London & Edinburgh, 1864, p. 568: “Martin, having occasion to visit Rome, set out to perform the journey thither on foot. Satan, meeting him on the way, taunted … Continue reading

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MUST HEAR BEFORE YOU VOTE! One of the BEST sermons I’ve ever heard – ACTION ITEM!

This is astonishingly good.  Listen to EVERY word… especially before you vote. This sermon was delivered by the Rector of Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral in Phoenix, Fr. John Lankeit.  I have written about him before. I may just steal … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to become a papal knight of the Supreme Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: How does one become a knight of the Papal Supreme Order of Our Lord Jesus Christ? This is the highest papal honor that can be given to a layman. There are a handful of “papal honors” that … Continue reading

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For Your Ultimate Cool File

This is beyond “Too Cool”. From CNS: Medieval crucifix in St. Peter’s Basilica ‘resurrected’ from obscurity VATICAN CITY (CNS) — His toes curl in pain, his veins bulge from exertion, his bony chest heaves in the last throes of death. … Continue reading

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