Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Wyoming Catholic College has a cool new thing…

The next time you are passing through Lander, WY be sure to stop at Wyoming Catholic College‘s new downtown coffee shop. Crux Coffee! I sincerely hope that they offer also Mystic Monk Coffee, purchased through my link of course (HERE) … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z promotes monkish beer! – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 February: From the the chant monks, the beer monks of Norcia… This week, the first major shipment of Birra Nursia left the walls of the monastery and of Norcia and began its long journey to the United States. … Continue reading

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ROME: Huge crowd for Family Day

Family Day is underway in Rome. Huge crowds have converged on the Circo Massimo. Here are some pics from the Great Roman™ Fabrizio.    The traditional parish staffed by the FSSP is represented. More

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250 kneeling students sing Gregorian chant for ‘ad orientem’ Mass in motel bar

By now we have all heard about the March For Life pilgrims in the snow, the buses in the snow, the Masses in the snow, etc. Here is an interesting article at Catholic Pop: Stranded Pro-Life Group Holds Sung Ad Orientem … Continue reading

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COOL THING ALERT! A passel of planets!

Here is something very cool for all of you to enjoy for free! At Spaceweather we get the details about how all sorts of planets – alas, as far as I know not Planet X – will be visible in … Continue reading

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Septuagesima: “Burying the Alleluia”

I have in the past written, just the other day as a matter of fact, about a French custom of “burying the Alleluia” on Septuagesima.  On this pre-Lent Sunday, scrapped with the incept of the Novus Ordo, we wear the … Continue reading

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Benedictines of Norcia make GREAT beer! Coming to these USA!

In the wake of not-so-great news, here is some wonderful news. Birra Nursia comes to these USA!   Dear readers, I can testify that this is excellent beer.  And it is made by monks who are worthy of your support. … Continue reading

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It’s … ALIVE!

Some of you have suggested that I have a penchant for eating things like gagh.  I won’t deny it. The other day I had something that you might find interesting.

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CH: Curry recipe found in 1793 book at Downside Abbey

This is fun. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald.  I write a column for the CH called Omnium Gatherum.  It isn’t about food… though it could be, now that I think about it.  Wouldn’t that be a kick? Curry recipe … Continue reading

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PLANET X!

What should this new planet be named? From AP: Scientists: Good evidence for 9th planet in solar system CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists reported Wednesday they finally have “good evidence” for Planet X, a true ninth planet on the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What is the “Ave Maria” on Roman Curia calendars?

From a reader: A friend who was in Rome gave me a curial calendar. What does the “Ave Maria,” which usually occurs about half an hour after sundown, signify? My understanding is that a bell is wrung. Is a particular … Continue reading

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Giving Catholic children the gift of music

Yesterday I read in the newest issue of Sacred Music an article about the Ward Method of teaching Gregorian chant to the young. Today I received a note from a priest friend in Texas, Fr. Reynolds, about the music program for the … Continue reading

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“Unarmed women had faced down the world-conquering Nazis”

I am presently working through Mark Riebling’s Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler. I found an interesting anecdote about what happened in Bavaria when the Nazis took Crucifixes out of schools. In rural Bavaria, there were already … Continue reading

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Football Player: “Maybe the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of was a Latin Mass in London.”

Since I am a displaced Minnesotan, a reader thought that this bit of news might be of interest. NCReg has an interview a player on Minnesota Vikings, Kevin McDermott, both a mackeral-snapper and a long-snapper. Here is the bit that caught … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Special Blessing of Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and gold.  Bring lots of spare … Continue reading

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