Category Archives: Just Too Cool

JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes!

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (HERE). The Roman calendar has many little treasures which remind us of how our … Continue reading

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Sun Daggars!

This is super cool. I’ve always been interested in how people track time, during the day and across the seasons. I’ve posted about the sundial of Augustus in Rome and the obelisk of St. Peter’s, the sunclocks of St. Sulpice … Continue reading

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight tomorrow, 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence. This indulgence seems to have been granted directly by Christ Himself in an appearance to St. Francis.  The Lord them told Francis to go to Pope Honorius III, who, … Continue reading

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Lammas – Loaf Mass Day – 1 August

Call it what you will, 1 August, Feast of St. Peter in Chains, Feast of the Holy Maccabees, it is also Lammas. Noooo…. not the big hairy sheep. Lammas is Anglo-Saxon hlaf-mas or Loaf Mass.   This is a first fruits  harvest … Continue reading

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Comet tales

This morning I am celebrating with an onion bagel and avocado, with really strong coffee in my Unreconstructed Ossified Manualist mug. Thanks to my local Ham Radio “Elmer”, last night I was finally able to get a great glimpse of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Jezero Crater

My View For Awhile… well… this one might have to be postponed for a while. I’ve signed up with NASA for some news and links for the upcoming launch of PERSEVERANCE and the little Martian chopper INGENUITY. The way I see it, … Continue reading

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Another milestone…

Today I noticed on my StatCounter that we’ve surpassed the 97 million visits mark.  This is since I started tracking stats with it in November of 2006, some time after the blog was inaugurated.  The stat meter is on the … Continue reading

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A man you readers helped has been ordained to the priesthood!

Here’s something to make your day a little brighter. Do you long term readers remember helping an American seminarian, then deacon, for the Institute of Christ the King raise money to pay for his seminary formation?  (Yes, most of the … Continue reading

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Big Business Abortion NOT happy with “Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania”

Rewire.News is a radical leftist and pro-death internet concern.  It’s chairman is the head of Big Business Abortion (aka Planned Parenthood) in Arizona.   I checked out their site and afterward felt the need to use an eyewash.  These people are … Continue reading

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LatinMass.live alive again

A great service has been provided by the creator of the site: LatinMass.live This sites “scrapes up” the schedules of various sites which live stream Traditional Latin Masses. Lately, he had some problem, because commonly used YouTube changed the coding … Continue reading

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A priest makes changes: Ritus Covidensis!

What are some of the consequences of COVID-1984? I really enjoyed this email. During lockdown,our pastor permitted 5 participants daily (he probably enjoyed the days when too many showed up). He offered the TLM exclusively. He refers to the “new … Continue reading

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GREAT BOOK: With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885?1971)

I am reading a charming little book, which is also helpful for explaining the ongoing importance of Latin for the Church. With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885-1971) translated by Anthony Lo … Continue reading

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Archbp. Cordilone recites the Exorcism where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was town down. OORAH!

His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone, Archbishop of San Francisco, made reparation and the site in Golden Gate Part where a statue of St. Junipero Serra was torn down. Then the Archbishop – God Bless him and his tribe – … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of the Anglican “Pastoral Provision”: a landmark of authentic ecumenism

As we know, Benedict XVI issued Anglicanorum coetibus, which provided for whole Anglican congregations to enter into communion with Rome and to retain substantively their liturgical tradition and to be self-governing.   Benedict is, of course, the Pope of Christian Unity. However, … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Benedictiones Mensae – Table Prayers – Booklets available ON SALE

Some time ago I wrote a post and made a PODCAzT about how to sing your before and after meal prayers in Latin.  HERE It is important to bless food and to pray to God in thanksgiving for having any … Continue reading

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