Category Archives: Just Too Cool

VIDEO 1950 – Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral

A reader sent me a link to some 1950 Pathé film of a Pontifical Mass in Westminster Cathedral, London.
Check out the TWO cappa recessional at about 5:15.
It skips around a lot and there are patches with no audio, but you get … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: Tagalog AUDIO added (Klingon on the way)

I am delighted to report that a reader sent me a recording of the now well-known “Internet Prayer” in Tagalog.
It makes my day when I get recordings of native speakers reading this prayer.  It really makes my day when I … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Acuity Flagpole Project

This is very cool.  I must go see this soon.  The Acuity Flagpole Project.
It has pendula inside! It has its own internal climate!
Standing 400 feet tall, the new Acuity Insurance Flagpole is the tallest flagpole in North America (#tallestUSflag). Located … Continue reading

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28 July 1914 – WORLD AT WAR – 100th anniversay of WWI

One hundred years ago, World War I began. The world hasn’t been the same since.
Today a friend sent a pic from Business Insider which I now share.

The other photos give a sense of what trench warfare was like.
I may have … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Leo XIII’s Latin Riddles

I have known about Pope Leo’s poetry for quite a long time. But this is great!
From CNS:
Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin
Pope Leo XIII, born in 1810, is credited with being the founder of Catholic social teaching. … Continue reading

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Fed Court rules Obamacare subsidies ILLEGAL in 36 states!

From Catholic Vote:

FEDERAL COURT GUTS OBAMACARE
Remember when Nancy Pelosi said we had to pass Obamacare to know what’s in it?
She wasn’t joking.
Four years ago partisan Democrats rammed through the passage of Obamacare in the middle of the night. Now their … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem!

An alert reader sent this tweet:

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Voice of America on Holy Innocents in Manhattan: a vibrant Catholic community

There was another media story about Holy Innocents in Manhattan.  This is the only parish in Manhattan which as daily Mass in the Extraordinary Form.  It is a beautiful place with great people.
As you know a commission in the Archdiocese … Continue reading

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Small efforts, unknown consequences

Where I regularly say Mass on Sundays I will add as part of announcements before the sermon that people should be inviting.  Invite people to come to Mass or confession.  Offer to drive, etc.  You never know what such a … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER: DANISH – UPDATED (with a note about Klingon)

I was happy to receive a note from a reader in Denmark that the new legendary Internet Prayer has been adopted into a prayerbook of the Catholic Diocese of Copenhagen, published last year. The version is a little different from … Continue reading

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