Category Archives: Just Too Cool

LONDON: 11-19 September – Eucharistic Octave with different Catholic Rites

One of you readers sent me notice about something that will take place at Corpus Christi in Maiden Lane, London.  The programme HERE. It will be the “London Eucharistic Octave” organized by the parishes of central London.  At the end … Read More

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Everyone wonders why Chess isn’t an Olympic sport

People all over the world wonder why Chess is not an Olympic sport. Why? Chess has it all. “But Father! But Father!”, some of you skeptics, probably papolatrous pipsqueaks – Peepees – are peeping, “In chess they, you know, they … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ – A life saved through #HamRadio

Thinking about Ham Radio?  You should be. This is an interesting story via Breitbart:

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It might be the real Holy Grail

On this Feast of St. Lawrence this seems appropriate. The Holy Grail might be in Valencia, Spain. There is an interesting book by Janice Bennett entitled St. Laurence and the Holy Grail: the story of the Holy Chalice of Valencia … Read More

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For your JUST TOO COOL file as well as a preparedness consideration and a nifty Ham Radio note

At ARRL there was an eye-catching title in a list of old posts on the side bar (much like all the titles of my posts on my side bar). HMS Bounty Rescue “Okay…”, quoth I.  “I wasn’t aware that HF … Read More

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“The sky is crying…” – The Vigil and the Tears of St. Lawrence

If you ever get to look on Heaven’s scenes, you will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines. Those streets might be guarded by Marines, but tonight and for the next few days they will run with hot … Read More

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The Transfiguration of GRAPES!

The Roman calendar has many little treasures which remind us of how our Faith and the Church’s calendar, the rhythm of temporal and spiritual life, are integrated in our seasons. Today, for example, the Feast of the Transfiguration of the … Read More

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Look what these men are building… a Marian beacon in the plains.

Meanwhile… Traditiones custodes and merciful accompaniment for the flock on the periphery. Become a Custos traditionis.

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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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