Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Pilgrimages and Local Gin

This spirit-filled offering comes from the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald:
Meet Walsingham’s Catholic gin-makers
England’s great pilgrimage site now has a gin distillery inspired by the Faith
Every year 250,000 people make the journey to Walsingham, a remote village in … Continue reading

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Take Inspiration: 12-year-old builds a tiny house in his backyard

I have mused about finding a patch of land and setting up a couple of “tiny houses”, optimally self-sufficient.
Here is a great story forwarded by a priest friend from MNN:
Iowa boy builds tiny house in his backyard
Last summer, Luke Thill … Continue reading

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Rutler writes about “men with chests”. The “impossible dream”?

Fr. Rutler has a terrific piece at the invaluable Crisis.
Read the whole thing, but here is some with my usual treatment.
Where Are the Churchmen With Chests? [“Chests”… a great image.  It was famously used (as Rutler mentions, below, by C.S. … Continue reading

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“The Triumph of Marcantonio Colonna” described

The Laudator, whom I check often – I add some of his pithier quotes to my commonplace book – has a fascinating entry with descriptions of the Triumph given to Marcantonio Colonna after his victory at Lepanto.  It makes for great … Continue reading

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Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.

At the newish blog LAJ, Shawn Tribe has a good post about boldness in regard to some traditional vesture and other items of yore.
In the 60s Paul VI abolished quite a lot of good things. That was a mistake. However, … Continue reading

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Irish “Mass Path”, for secret worship, mapped and photographed (and some BOOKS)

Occasionally a friend of mine in England makes weekend adventures to visit sites where there are preserved “priest holes”, and he sends photos.  They really give you pause.  As you know, in the 16th and 17th centuries, Catholics who refused … Continue reading

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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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