Category Archives: Just Too Cool

BEER OPPORTUNITY from the traditional Benedictine Monks of Norcia! Think: Thanksgiving and gifts

Here’s a refresher about a good opportunity news!   The wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks in Norcia (Benedict’s place of birth) have a great deal on their beer just in time for the holiday season.  How about beer with your savory Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Happy 244th Birthday USMC!

Raising a glass, especially to those now actively carrying the torch of freedom! Have a ball and no heel-taps. Today, instead of my usual daily carry coin, I’ll haul this one around.      

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The numbers are growing and the “gravitational pull” is getting stronger

Did you all see the article in the Washington Examiner? It tells us something that we all know. All of us, even the libs. Some day, more bishops are going to admit that this is a trend. Then we’ll see what … Continue reading

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Try to do some task today with zeal, focus and excellence

We hear the phrase “Church Militant” often right now. Rightly so. We are in a war. War on the spiritual, angelic level rages around us constantly. The world, the flesh and the Devil war upon us as we struggle along … Continue reading

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Long-lost medieval painting found in old French woman’s kitchen

This is an amazing story. Via BBC. Cimabue painting found in French kitchen sets auction record A long-lost painting by a celebrated Italian artist that was found hanging in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has sold for €24m … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 19: Altar v. Altar, Heart, Food Play

In Rome the Sunrise was at 7:27.  Sunset will be at 18:22.  Ave Maria at 18:30, this time.  See? For the Sunday, the pastor at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini asked me if I would be celebrant for the principle Mass.  … Continue reading

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WE DID IT! This blog now has a new suit of armor and a new steed to ride.

We did it. We had a fairly narrow window to get the blog moved, but the CRACK EXPERT TIGER TEAM did it. The blog has a new home. Many many thanks go out to CB and JR (amazing) who were … Continue reading

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First, FSSP presence and now @ChickfilA has opened its first UK restaurant

YES! I arrive home to England to the news that @ChickfilA has opened its first UK restaurant in Reading. Surely this is the third miracle of Saint John Henry Newman? — Fr James Bradley (@FrJamesBradley) October 16, 2019 Reading is … Continue reading

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Detroit cop intervenes. Stoic Fr. Z tries not to tear up.

I grew up surrounded by cops. My mother was the FIRST woman on the Minneapolis Police Department.  Imagine how they swarmed our house.  These were incredible men, family men, engaged, dedicated. I bleed blue. When I read of attacks on … Continue reading

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“Empires perish. Tradition endures” – VIDEO about the Traditional Latin Mass, Usus Antiquior

A short documentary has been posted about the Usus Antiquior, or the traditional expression of the Roman Rite. You may see a couple familiar people. The video was made by the son of the doctor who runs the Catholic clinic … Continue reading

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TLM training available for priests

The Vetus Ordo, the Usus Antiquior, the Extraordinary Form, the Pian Rite, the Tridentine Mass, the Traditional Latin Mass… call it what you want, there are priests out there who want to learn how to celebrate it. There are so many … Continue reading

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“He would have fled forever, into the hell of exile from God. But the sight of the vestments overcame him.”

I continue my re-reading, after many years, of Taylor Caldwell’s Grandmother and the Priests, savoring a chapter a day, or at least a chapter at a time with unwelcome days delays. Caldwell, not a practicing Catholic, grasped the Catholic worldview and … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Yesterday, Sunday, we had the help of a newish deacon, so that we could have Solemn Mass. More and more young men are taking to the Traditional Roman Rite. … Continue reading

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“My sons playing Mass ‘against pagans’.

Children at Mass.  Ah… children at Mass.  They are simultaneously the great consolation of priests and, hopefully, the seniors of a congregation, as they can also be the woe. Look at the average age of people at some suburban parishes, … Continue reading

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BOOK: Grandmother and the Priests

With delight I am making my way through a book I discovered many years ago, as we count the years, even before I entered Holy Church. I recall my own grandmother reading all the books of this writer. Taylor Caldwell … Continue reading

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