Category Archives: Just Too Cool

21 January St. Agnes: “Intercede and beg a return of orthodoxy, sanity and sanctity to the Roman Church!”

Let us today invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr. O glorious Agnes who, though weak, were chosen by God to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom, together with the Peter and Paul and the other Roman martyrs and … Continue reading

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New video documentary about Benedict XVI from German TV

At National Catholic Register the intrepid Ed Pentin has posted at there is a 30 minute video documentary in German about Pope Benedict XVI’s life in the Vatican Gardens.  It aired on German TV on 3 January.   HERE It is … Continue reading

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More shots of the Pontifical Mass with Cardinal Burke

On 8 December, His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke offered a Pontifical Mass at the Throne at tiny St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff, WI.  We were squeezed in to capacity both in the sanctuary and the church itself.  It was … Continue reading

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The Last Full Moon Of This Decade

Last night I was zipping through Columbus Circle and saw that your planet’s Moon was full. At it turned out, the last Full Moon of your decade was at 12:12 EST on 12/12. The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. … Continue reading

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Happy 14th Birthday, Blog!

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. Today is the 14th 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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More on “foot washing”.

I saw this at ChurchPop: Husband Washes Wife’s Feet at Wedding Reception Instead of Tossing Garter: “You Deserve to Be Cherished” How beautiful! Have you ever seen anything like this before? Catholic speaker, podcaster, and television personality Stacey Sumereau shared … Continue reading

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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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