Category Archives: Just Too Cool

New Star Trek series for TV in 2017

Who knew about this?  I didn’t. This seems symptomatic of a lot of screen entertainment these days: revivals and sequels, not much that is wholly new. I suppose the flicks are so expensive to produce now that they don’t want … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Bishop Etienne on Wyoming Carmelites

Bp. Paul Etienne of Cheyenne was the monastery of the Wyoming Carmelites to ordain one of the men to the diaconate.  He made some great comments in his blog (HERE) about the monks and the monastery they are building. The … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Bike thief meets cowboy!

I like the idea of sports that grew out of practical skills.  It’s fun to watch things like lumberjack competitions and rodeo.  As a kid, I spent summers in the Wild West and got a real taste for rodeo and … Continue reading

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¡Viva Cristo Rey! Sistine Chapel replicated in Mexico over the tomb of Plutarco Elias Calles

Via CRUX 2.0 we find something that is just too cool from AP. Sistine Chapel replica unveiled in Mexico City A private art project has created a temporary replica of the chapel in Mexico’s art deco Monument to the Revolution, using more … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: New bishop makes his own crosier as a new Jedi makes his light saber

Sometimes a blending of Catholicity and pop-culture can produce cringe-worthy results. I have to admit that when I saw the headline for this I winced.  But as I read on, I thought it was pretty darn good. At CNA: ‘This … Continue reading

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SCANDAL ROCKS SPORT!

A major scandal now rocks a sport which is dear to the hearts of all readers of this blog, I am sure. Strange brooms have been introduced into Curling!  They make the rocks shift more in their icy slide than … Continue reading

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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast 2016

I am at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast! With Card. Sarah.  Paul Ryan is behind us.   And… … with Sam Gregg and Alejandro Chafuen, both with Acton Institute. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  No political red-meat, and he was … Continue reading

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The 169th Fighter Wings new portable altar in action!

I have posted before about the coolest, the ultimate gift for priests eh-vur: the portable altar made by St. Joseph’s Apprentice.  One of my posts about it:  HERE and  HERE This fine Catholic carpenter who portable altars of wood, rather like a suitcase, with wings … Continue reading

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Ingenious lights for portable confessional

The Sacrament of Penance has been devastated far and wide due to decades of neglect from bishops and priests.   However, in some places it is being revived.  Young priests especially are giving it some new impetus and some bishops … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Your Eminence!

His Eminence Karl S.R.E. Card. Lehmann turns 80 today! Such a landmark should not pass unnoticed.

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26 May – NYC – Corpus Christi Mass and Procession

If you are within striking distance of Manhattan, consider attending the beautiful Corpus Christi procession which the vibrant, famed, phoenix-like Church of the Holy Innocents will have on 26 May, Corpus Christi THURSDAY. Mass is at 6 PM follow by … Continue reading

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THEY’RE HERE! Action Item Update – Red Pontifical Vestments Project – PHOTOS

UPDATE:   I got them hung up in the sacristy. Then I switched plans and laid out the dalmatics and chasubles of both the red and purple in drawers which I rearranged.  The copes and other pieces such as the … Continue reading

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VIDEO about Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome, October 2015

The Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage in Rome is a great event. I hope to go as long as they are held. There is now a video documentary of last year’s experience with English subtitles. HERE There are high quality views of some of the … Continue reading

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How about a Masters in RATZINGER STUDIES? – UPDATE

Last November I posted HERE about getting a Masters in Ratzinger Studies at the Augustinianum in Rome.  They do the program in both Italian and English and it has been a huge success.  HERE Now saw on Crux 2.0 an interview … Continue reading

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