Category Archives: Just Too Cool

¡Vaya lío! Great idea for diocesan New Evangelization!

Here is an encouraging “¡Vaya lío!” example.
You all know about, or ought to know about, the great Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy.  Here is something from their web page:
SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI
[NB] The Bishop … Continue reading

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1947: Jackie Robinson

From History.com:
Jackie Robinson breaks color barrier
On this day in 1947, Jackie Robinson, age 28, becomes the first African-American player in Major League Baseball when he steps onto Ebbets Field in Brooklyn to compete for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson broke the … Continue reading

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“Knock the cover off the ball!”

I was alerted to this by a Chicagoan friend, a long-suffering Cubs fan   It shows how statistics don’t tell the whole story. From NRO:
Not only did Garcia’s teammate, Jose Abreu, slug two home runs against the Indians on Thursday … Continue reading

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Just for nice: Roman Lenten images

Roman images.
First, a priest sent a fine photo of a side altar, in use, of SS. Ternità del Pelegrini.

That’s how it’s done.
And then a couple photos from NLM posted by my friend Gregory DiPippo of the Basilica of S. Nicola … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Happy baby learns the word “happy”!

Someone sent me this video and I just had to post it.
It must be an amazing moment for parents when babies say first clear words. I got a little shiver watching this, and thinking about how our minds work, … Continue reading

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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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