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Do know what “Maranatha” is in the Catholic Church? Really?

What passed through my mind when I read this… I’ll say, below. From NASA: Watch Live as NASA Spacecraft Collides With Far-Off Asteroid NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART), the world’s first mission to test technology for defending Earth against … Read More

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La Macchina di Santa Rosa 2022!

Some years ago I went to Viterbo for the Feast of Santa Rosa and the incredible spectacle of the Macchina di Santa Rosa. Here is some video from this year.  Yes, this is being carried by a bunch of men.  … Read More

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Just Too Cool: Mars rover Curiosity is 10 years old

For your amazement… Curiosity takes us everywhere… even up a Martian mountain! It's been 10 years since @MarsCuriosity's daring landing on the Red Planet. Set a reminder to join the celebration and chat with mission team members. Submit questions with #AskNASA … Read More

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COVADONGA TLM PILGRIMAGE – I imagine you would like to see some photos.  No?

The Vetus Ordo is not going away. I received this from a reader: Spain is a country where traditionalism is virtually unknown. The left is obviously virulent, and under the influence of the Opus Dei, the right is solidly ostrich-like … Read More

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The power of the traditional liturgy to open people up to the Catholic Faith must never be underestimated.

But remember… the TLM has to be suppressed. From a reader…. I was raised a Seventh-Day Adventist. I fully looked at the Catholic Church for the first time in 2008 and by 2009 was a Catholic. I now attend the … Read More

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Just Too Cool: Salt and Pepper repurposed

This is a really fun bit of correspondence.  For you chess lovers, or … perhaps flea market and collecting lovers… From a reader… Dear Father Zed, or Father Zee (as we say up here north of the 49th!!) For several … Read More

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It’s as if the stars aligned on 24 June

Yesterday, which was the real Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist though bumped a day because of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, I posted here and elsewhere: #SCOTUS overturned Roe & Casey on the … Read More

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“Restorers”! “Against the Council”! “MAKE IT take root”! What are they really saying?

It strikes me that relative newcomer around the Holy See Press sector, listed as CNA‘s “senior Rome correspondent” – which as I get older strikes me as amusing – Hannah Brockhaus should rethink her priorities. Francis had an audience with … Read More

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“God Save The Queen”

For all of the vicissitudes of her reign, God bless Queen Elizabeth II for her Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Platinum Jubilee. My prayer. May she do God’s will in the time given to her and come to the bliss of Heaven … Read More

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“Quam pulchri super montes pedes adnuntiantis et praedicantis” – The Lord’s Ascension and Lordly Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven through history, and rightly so.  With the Annunciation, the Ascension is perhaps the greatest of all the Feasts of the Lord and for our own humanity.  Imagine!  Our humanity, taken … Read More

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Just Too Cool at Le Barroux

Le Barroux is the short name for the Benedictine Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux in S. France. They are a traditional Benedictine community of monks. On the next hill is an Abbey of nuns. This place is fantastic. Just as the … Read More

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Easter Card Followup

Here is a follow up on a post I had made some time ago about Easter cards. HERE If Christmas cards, how much more Easter cards? I am happy to report that some cards have been forwarded. I’ve heard from … Read More

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Video update about the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris.

We all watched with horror as the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris burned. Here is a video update about the building. ?  

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Here’s something you don’t see everyday. VIDEO

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Today is Rome’s Birthday, 2775nd. Rome and the sun and time are intertwined. For example, Augustus set up an Egyptian obelisk as the gnomon of a sundial. The obelisk of St. Peter’s also casts … Read More

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Just Too Cool: The Shroud examined with a new dating technique…. SURPRISE! (Not!)

I am ever delighted when I hear news that some new technological development has been used to discover a hitherto unimagined detail in one of our famous miraculous objects.  For example, the development, pun intended, of photography reveal that the … Read More

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Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!

The Gloria at the Easter Vigil at Brompton Oratory.

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SPECTACULAR! New Gregorian Chant from the nuns of Gower Abbey: TENEBRAE

I am really happy to inform you that the wonderful nuns of Gower Abbey, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, have a new disc and digital download: Tenebrae at Ephesus US HERE – UK HERE These are the RESPONSORIES … Read More

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CQ CQ CQ: Ham Radio and Apostolic Pardon converge

From a reader… I was the gentleman that called you in February and thanked you for harping on getting the Apostolic Pardon for the dying. I did that for my father, Daniel, and left a message after he passed. You … Read More

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Miscellaneous observations

A few interesting stories… First, call about a long distance call.  HERE   In 1977 Voyager 1 was sent to the outer edge of the solar system.   In November, NASA wanted try to extend the probe’s life by doing a course … Read More

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Macro and micro.

There is an amazing image at APOD today, a representation of the “Observable Universe”. There is something simultaneously elevating and visceral about this image, forward looking and yet primitive. I have a sense that the cosmos is so large because … Read More

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