Category Archives: Just Too Cool

VIDEO: On Sunday, Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence visited the parish entrusted to the FSSP. Terrific. Exemplary.

On Sunday, Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence visited the parish entrusted to the FSSP. This is talk he gave. This is what I have been harping on for YEARS. This bishop’s message was: “You keep doing good to my diocese … Read More

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Powerful denunciation of Traditionis custodes … by a bishop.

At Rorate, Peter Kwasniewski posted a translation of a powerful denunciation of Traditiones custodes – Francis’ Plessy v Ferguson attack on the Benedict’s Emancipation Proclamation Summorum Pontificum. The text is a workshop on what is wrong in Rome, what is right … Read More

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Searching for Bobby Fischer’s search for the Catholic Church

My boyhood summers – when there was still such a thing as boyhood – were in large part spent in Montana and N. Wyoming, running like a brown animal, riding bare-back, swimming, biking, and going to minor league ballgames with … Read More

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Archd. NEWARK – 18 July ’21: Celebration of O.L. of Mt. Carmel with PONTIFICAL SOLEMM MASS (TLM)

If I am not mistaken, this is Bp. Serratelli’s home parish. Also Bp. DiMarzio. Fitting. I participated in this one year.  It was fantastic.  

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Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On!

Yesterday, Italy beat England in soccer (football) to win the European Championship. When Italy won, the cheer in Rome was apparently so great that it showed up on seismographs that measure earthquakes. Which reminded me of one of the most … Read More

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VIDEO: A close look at the pipe organ and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

The Second Vatican Council said that the pipe organ had pride of place among all the instruments used in church for sacred music.  The pipe organ is the “king of instruments”. Here is a super-geeky close examination of the massive … Read More

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7 July 2021 – Tour de France Stage 11, the Monastery at Le Barroux, and wine

Yesterday I posted that Stage 11 of the Tour de France would focus on Mount Ventoux, indeed near to where the beautiful, traditional Monastery Ste. Madeleine is. The monks and nuns of their sister Abbey have revived an ancient vineyard, … Read More

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7 July – Stage 11 of @LeTour, the Monks of Le Barroux, and YOU

This post brings together three great offerings from France: good wine, great chant, and the Tour de France. I while ago I wrote about the wonderful wine made by the traditional Benedictine monks of Le Barroux in S. France.   I … Read More

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Cause for canonization advances for World War II hero, Army Air Corps chaplain Fr LT Joseph Verbis Lafleur

In better news about the US Bishops, I see this splendid statement from Archbp. Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for Military Services. WASHINGTON, D.C. – His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, … Read More

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Tartan of the “Anglican” Personal Ordinariates is READY and things are arriving

In November of 2020 I wrote about a new tartan developed for the the Personal Ordinariates of Walsingham (UK), St. Peter (US) and O.L. of the Southern Cross (AUS). Today I received this: I don’t know if you are interested in … Read More

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Heartbeat International and the Abortion Pill Rescue Network – SAFELY REVERSE the abortion after the first pill

There is a terrific piece at Epoch Times today about a teen-age mother who took the abortion pill, changed her mind, and used the abortion reversal treatment. Yes, the pill process can be reversed… safely. The young woman, now mother … Read More

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You – we – this blog – received an honorable mention

A friend of mine sent me a link to an interview with Card. Burke published in French by the excellent folks at Paix Liturgique.  When His Eminence was asked about the high awareness of Americans about the Traditional Latin Mass … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Book with all the Scripture readings for the TLM and when the same occur in the Novus Ordo?

From a deacon… QUAERITUR: Is there a resource containing the readings, especially the gospels, for the TLM and where those same readings occur in the Ordinary Form. YES!   There is! Every priest needs this book. Matthew Hazell did us an … Read More

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ASK FATHER: LESSONS IN CLERICALISM – How to wear the cassock.

From a deacon… QUAERITUR: Could you recommend where to look to find info on, or yourself explain, the intricacies of wearing a cassock? I’m am ordering one and basically going in blind. I know there is a collar worn underneath … Read More

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8 May Indulgence: Supplication to O.L. of Pompeii

There is a beautiful tradition for 8 May, this year Sunday (often right at 1200 noon). Once upon a time one could obtain this day a plenary indulgence by reciting the Supplication to the Madonna of Pompeii.  The other day for … Read More

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A missed anniversary: Freedom 7

At APOD today we find a pic of the Mercury-Redstone 3 lift-off from Cape Canaveral of Alan Shepard in Freedom 7.  5 May 1961… 60 years ago. 60 years. Alan Shepard would later command Apollo 14 and walk on your … Read More

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Wile E., eat your heart out

In a far cry from what Wile E. Coyote does does either in the venerable short flicks or in the pages of the Fishwrap when attempting commentary on can. 915… … a couple of Marine Majors and tech guys solved a … Read More

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29 April: St. Peter Martyr, Patron of Inquisitors & blessing Holy Water in honor of

In the Church’s traditional calendar today we celebrate St. Peter the Martyr, also known as Peter of Verona. St. Peter Martyr was a Dominican who preached against the Cathars around Milan.  He was so effective that the Cathars hired an … Read More

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Video: WE ARE OUR RITES

I always enjoy the photos and videos of young boy playing Mass.  Children are naturally liturgical. Of course Holy Church breathes with both lungs, East and West. This is terrific.  “Divine Liturgy” according to the young. WE ARE OUR RITES

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Is there ice on Mars? It seems that, yes, there is.

Is there ice on Mars? It seems that, yes, there is. The European Space Agency has released a photo of what they say is water ice in an unnamed crater in Vastitas Borealis near the pole of Mars.  (I love … Read More

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