Category Archives: Just Too Cool

BRICK BY BRICK in CINCY! ORATORY!

I received wonderful Brick By Brick news from Cincinnati. An Oratory of St. Philip Neri has been officially established at Old St. Mary’s Church.  HERE  and HERE Not bad, huh? Here’s their Mass and Confession schedule. Here’s the press release. … Continue reading

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Before the ravages of liturgical chaos, before the degradation of our Catholic identity, there was…

I recently had a wonderful meal with two Good Friends close to the cusp of Midtown and Murray Hill.  We enjoyed superb Chinese and had a very Catholic reading during meal.  Rather than post a photo of the food, which I … Continue reading

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Great news for Sacred Music promoters everywhere!

Firstly, did you know that the man who made the magnificent Garand rifle – which helped to win freedom for millions – was named John Cantius Garand? Speaking of John Cantius, I received a note from St. John Cantius in … Continue reading

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Miracles attributed to intercession of Francisco and Jacinta of Fatima

This is from today’s Bolletino: Promulgation of Decrees of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, 23.03.2017 The Holy Father Francis received in audience this morning His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of … Continue reading

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Vera Lynn is 100 years old!

Vera Lynn is 100 years old! What a voice!  She was an important figure for the West’s greatest trial which produced the greatest generation. You young’uns pay attention!  There was once music which moved nations to more than… I don’t want … Continue reading

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A charming 15th century view of St. Joseph

Today is the transferred Feast of St. Joseph.  Yesterday, a Sunday in Lent, “outweighed” the feast.  St. Joseph has many titles in his beautiful litany.  We will sing them tonight after our Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  Joseph is the … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick: a great East and West, “both lungs” development

Here’s some good news.  A reader alerted me to a great East and West “both lungs” development. From The Sudbury Star in Ontario: Church revives Latin mass For a group of worshippers who gather at St. Michael’s Church in Coniston, … Continue reading

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TRIDUUM NOTE: Do you have a crotalus? How about two crotali?

Let’s think ahead to the Triduum. Traditionally, after the Gloria of the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the church’s bells are silenced and a wooden noise maker is used instead.   The harsh sound is striking.   The … Continue reading

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Yet another reason to appreciate Papa Ganganelli!

Did you know that Pope Clement XIV, in addition to suppressing the Jesuits in 1773, made Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart a knight of the Order of the Golden Spur on 4 July 1770?  A singular papal honor!  By the way, his … Continue reading

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Solemn ANATHEMA against heretics – Sunday of Orthodoxy

UPDATE 7 March: I received this note from an Archimandrite: Dear Father, I thought you might be interested in reading what the “Rite of Orthodoxy” actually says so please see the two following links:  HERE and HERE   ___ Originally Published … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage 2016 and 2017

Each year I very much like to attend in Rome the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  Here is a video with moments from last year’s events along with an invitation from my old friend Archbp. Sample of Portand.

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Friday after Ash Wednesday … once The Feast of the Crown of Thorns

UPDATE: A reader has sent photos from the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris where she saw the relic exposed! She wrote: I was impressed by the huge crowd and most went up to venerate the Crown. The service was … Continue reading

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Latin Contest Announcement: Prize €20000

The Pontifical Council for Culture and the Pontificia Academia Latinitas will issue a prize of €20000.

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Hollywood… La La Land

I gave up on prestige awards such as the Oscars and the Nobel a long time ago.   They have become ridiculous. This morning I awoke to news and video from the Oscars, the Academy Awards, of the wrong movie being … Continue reading

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Make Church Great Again! “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid”

So I’m reading my email.  A reader sent the text of a Wall Street Journal piece (they have an evil paywall) entitled “Free Our Churches From the Ugly and Stupid“. “This hath potential”, quoth I, and in did I delve. … Continue reading

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