Category Archives: Just Too Cool

Various prayers or “Orationes diversae” in the traditional Missale Romanum

I added the orations “For enemies.”  I wrote about those orations in three posts, the first of which is HERE. I had a question in email about something I did yesterday for the live-streamed Mass at Noon.  It was a … Continue reading

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ISS NEWS: 4 at once!

This is pretty cool. Four spaceships, the @SpaceX #CrewDragon and three @Roscosmos spaceships, are docked at the station after the departure of the SpaceX #CargoDragon today. More… https://t.co/Hl3lsvCegM pic.twitter.com/5l2l1KGV32 — International Space Station (@Space_Station) January 13, 2021

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Fr. Z kudos for a great idea about abandoned churches

Everyone… look at this great idea! Concept: a religious order whose charism is breaking, urbex-style, into abandoned churches and organizing a pop-up Solemn High Mass there, complete with every liturgical detail and sparing no expense, ennobling and reconsecrating the sacred … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: An intriguing Biblical archeology find

A polymath friend of mine presently deployed overseas send the most interesting links.  Today he clued me in on this from Live Science: Dance floor where John the Baptist was condemned to death discovered, archaeologist says Archaeologists claim that they … Continue reading

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31 December: St. Melania the Younger

Happy Feast of St. Melania the Younger. St. Melania was a Roman saint, and “Desert Mother” who died in Jerusalem on this day in 439. She is the grandaughter of St. Melania the Elder. Melania married young.  After their children … Continue reading

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In this, I am decidedly pro Trans!

Here are tidings of great joy.   In this, I am decidedly pro-trans. I was reminded that the Transalpine Redemptorists of Papa Stronsay, received an invitation to establish a monastery in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings. They are in Montana now … Continue reading

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Two good stories: Blue Angels and Tiny Houses

A couple of good notes. First, from the Navy Times I read that the Blue Angels are up in the air again in their new F-18 Super Hornets. New in 2021: Blue Angels to start flying F/A-18 Super Hornets […] The … Continue reading

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St. Barbara, patron saint of artillery

At Marine Times I saw a fun piece about St. Barbara, who happens to be the patron saint of artilleries.  My emphases and comments. How a Roman-era Rapunzel became the patron saint of artillery On December 4, artillery units around the world … Continue reading

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Happy 15th Birthday, Blog!

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. Today is the 15th anniversary of this blog. This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was … Continue reading

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SPECIAL YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH!

On the 150th anniversary of Bl. Pope Pius IX’s proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, a special “Year of St. Joseph” has been declared from today to 8 December 2021. The Apostolic Penitentiary has yet to … Continue reading

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I have good news and bad news….

GREAT NEWS! I read that the European Space Agency has created a 3D map of the universe that we can see with tracking of some 1.8 billion stars.  Very cool right?  Surely that’s good news. That’s the good news. Since … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – INAUGURAL ZedNet report

We started up our very first ZedNet on Sunday evening at 8PM EST.   We had five check ins. I had a devil of a time connecting (cf. Zuhlsdorf’s Law) because Brandmeister has been making changes for security and… I did … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ: #HamRadio – ZedNet will activate on SUNDAY

This morning I had a chat with a couple of hams over ZedNet. We are going to have a directed “net” this coming Sunday, 6 December (2nd of Advent) at 2000h EST (0100 ZULU 7 Dec). WIRESX (28598) ALLSTAR (28868) … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday” and Advent is coming! GET READY!

Advent is upon us soon. The Last Sunday of the Year is 26 November. That is “Stir Up Sunday“. The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect at Mass of the Last Sunday of the Year. … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: The Navy’s Forest

Did you know that the US Navy has its own forest in Indiana? Here is a spiffing piece (originally at Military.com) I found at Task & Purpose. Why the Navy manages its own private white oak forest Maintaining a forest for … Continue reading

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New title for your LATIN studies coming from Fr. Reginald Foster

I am sure that many of you have heard about the famous American Carmelite Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster. Some time ago a massive project was undertaken to publish books encompassing his method of instruction and his approach to Latin.   The … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Ecclesiastical Sleuths Website

One of the regular commentators here sent me this. Very cool. This follow on a tweet I saw a few days ago, I don’t recall whose, which had a photo of a page of a “Miss Marple” book. Her regular … Continue reading

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“In ev’ry clime and place…” – Happy 245th Birthday UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!

Happy birthday to all Marines everywhere. 245th Cake Cutting Ceremony HERE Commandant’s Birthday Message HERE Parris Island Birthday Pageant HERE (historic uniforms) There are quite a few birthday videos available.  Browse! And take a look at the Commandant’s Reading list … Continue reading

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An altar set up at sea

From time to time, I give you updates from a Navy friend CDR Johnson, who is chaplain on USS FORD, which is being put through its paces. Today (happy B-Day Marines – ‘rah), after he saw one of my masthead … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! New TARTAN for the Personal Ordinariates of Walsingham, St. Peter and O.L. of the Southern Cross

On a lighter note, I received this interesting tid bit today. You know about the Ordinariates formed to receive Anglicans, etc., in the Church, preserving their traditions, etc.  There are three at this point, for the UK, North American and … Continue reading

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