Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Vatican Radio: “Voices of the Pope” audio archive available soon

During my many years in Rome one of my favorite daily Vatican Radio moments was at about 2:40 in the afternoon on weekdays.  They played recordings of Popes of yesteryear giving sermons and speeches.  Since Italian presents no problems for … Continue reading

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Historic background of “April Fool’s Day”

From History.com with my emphases and comments:
On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.
Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several … Continue reading

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HMS Alliance!

While I was reading this story about the Archbishop of Atlanta’s new residence and wondering why the National Schismatic Reporter wasn’t paying any attention to it  – they are usually all over this sort of thing – I spotted this … Continue reading

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Special needs child and mom commercial

I don’t watch a lot of TV and I loathe most commercials.  This commercial, however, I thought was pretty great.

Also, I must note that my father has been a Mass Mutual financial adviser for decades and I have policies myself. … Continue reading

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“So help me God” and the Obama Administrations war on God at the Air Force Academy

From Rev. Mr. Kandra’s page:
Chaplains erect billboard supporting phrase “So help me God”—UPDATED
This press release was posted by the Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom:
The Chaplain Alliance for Religious Freedom has joined with other members of the Restore Military Religious Freedom … Continue reading

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Priest pretends to concelebrate fake Mass with a woman, removed from ministry by CDF

Here is some cheery news. It is cheery in that the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith is doing its job diligently and that justice has been done and that the Faith has been defended. It is sad news, … Continue reading

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Audio interview with Fr. Richard Heilman

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman, about whom I have written before, had a good audio interview with Christine Niles.  HERE.
He talks about shutting down a local strip bar through prayer, shifting to ad orientem worship and having a 40% increase … Continue reading

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Aequinoctium!

BTW… in the North, which is where most of you readers are, it is the first day of Spring, the Vernal Equinox, today.  We are interested in this day especially because we date Easter as the first Sunday after the … Continue reading

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¡Vaya lío! Another church gets a new Communion rail!

The other day I posted about the installation of a new Communion rail in the Church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff, WI.  HERE
Now I read that a new rail will be installed in St. Joseph’s Church in Macon, GA.
From … Continue reading

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WSJ: Long interview with D. Madison’s happy culture warrior, Bp. Morlino

The the Wisconsin State Journal there is a long interview with His Excellency Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (aka “The Extraordinary Ordinary”), occasioned by the approaching 1st anniversary of the election of Pope Francis.   Full transcript HERE
Many … Continue reading

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