Category Archives: Just Too Cool

REVIEW: Travel-size 1962 Missale Romanum – AT LAST!

Looking for a gift for a traditionally-minded priest?
Looking for a gift for a soon-to-be-ordained seminarian?
Looking for materials for your budding Extraordinary Form Mass group in your parish?
Looking for the right stuff for your own home’s private chapel for when Father … Continue reading

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An Epiphany Prayer to the Magi for Self-Absorbed Promethean Neopelagians

Evelyn Waugh wrote a terrific little book, Helena.  It is about the mother of the Emperor Constantine.
In our book, St. Helena, discoverer of the True Cross, prays to the Holy Magi.
This is a prayer by and for people who are … Continue reading

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“The Gift of the Magi”

There is a lovely little story by the American writer O. Henry called The Gift of the Magi.
A young couple, poor, want to give each other Christmas gifts. Their choices, their sacrifices, teach each other about love.
At the end of … Continue reading

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Die Brüder “Spry”… The Spry Brothers… Benedict and Georg

Yesterday Benedict XVI went to Gemelli Hospital in Rome to visit his elder brother, Msgr. Georg Ratzinger, who had been admitted.
All things considered, they both look pretty spry. And we wish Msgr. Georg a swift recovery.  He will be 90 … Continue reading

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Brown v. Brown

In my home town a UPS driver had a problem with an irate turkey:

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Gain Plenary Indulgences on 31 Dec and 1 Jan

We should develop the good habit of gaining indulgences. Holy Church provides many opportunities to gain these spiritual gifts from the treasure of the merits of Christ and the saints.
Keep in mind that in addition to the work to be … Continue reading

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Pope Francis ‘shocked’ by ‘gay’ adoption, urges bishop to speak against it, boldly

From CNSNEWS… I am posting this here because you won’t see it at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap).
Hey! We are still in the Octave of Christmas!
My emphases and comments:
Bishop: Pope ‘Shocked’ By Gay Adoption, ‘Encouraged Me to Speak Out’ … Continue reading

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A Christmas gift I didn’t get!

Because of my long involvement with the über-ultra-hyper secret Vatican Vampire Assassin Squad (and I can’t tell you who is assassinating whom!), I was intrigued by the photo sent me by a priest friend of a vampire hunters kit!

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JUST TOO COOL – UK: Priest buys lost Van Dyck for £400

You just never know what you might have in your attic or find in a shop.
From Express:
Antiques Roadshow discovery: Van Dyck masterpiece bought for just £400 is worth £400,000
A PORTRAIT bought for £400 has been revealed as a long-lost van … Continue reading

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We’ll always have Paris

I was sent a link to an interesting site, which shows what once happened in a certain place, then and now.  HERE

 

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