Category Archives: Just Too Cool

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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15 March – A ramble about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the … Read More

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And now for something completely different

Here is something different to start, or to continue your day. A crusader song of the 12th century. The text is by one of the earliest troubadours, Marcabrus, and is – I think – in Old Occitan. There is a mesmerizing quality … Read More

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Shrove Tuesday: A Proper Mass in the Vetus Ordo “in honor of the Holy Face”

Today is Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday which is the beginning of Lent for the Roman Church. Did you know that there is a Mass proper for Shrove Tuesday?   It’s a Votive Mass in Honor of the Holy … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 430, etc.

Forty Hours at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini. Photo by The Great Roman™ Fervorino from today’s Requiem Mass. HERE WORDLE I lost in Latin today.  Grrr. For your edification…

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VIDEO: Amazing church construction. It is not obligatory to build ugly churches.

I have always admired those in the Church who can think big, create projects, and bring them to completion. Hence, I found this project fascinating.  I’ve been following the videos. The SSPX is building a huge church in Kansas dedicated … Read More

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Iron sharpens iron! A new initiative in the UK called the Catholic Military Association of Our Lady of Victories

From readers in the UK… Dear Fr Z I’m writing to let you know about a new initiative in the UK called the Catholic Military Association of Our Lady of Victories. The Assoc draws it’s membership from serving and reserve … Read More

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Gregorian chant disc by FSSP seminarians tops the charts. I suspect that might annoy some people.

This disc of Gregorian chant and Christmas music has been on the top of the classical charts for weeks. It’s popularity must be increased.  This is a concrete sign of what people want, not what is being forced by Rome et al. … Read More

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I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you – at Rorate. A monumental take down of Traditionis custodes and the Dubious Dubia using Francis’ own categorical declarations about freedom, conscience, clericalism, proselytizing, discernment. A Manual for Resistance.

Today, on the last day of this annus terribilis, I am in total awe of a piece posted – thank you! – at Rorate.  HERE The writer was a lawyer in Buenos Aires, now a priest with a super CV. … Read More

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27 Dec – St. John the Evangelist – Today we bless WINE!

The liturgical year guided and nourished and shaped Catholics for centuries.  It does so far less now, since it is much diminished after the “reforms” that hacked away at the calendar. However, once upon a time people not only followed … Read More

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VIDEO – 1948, Christmas in Notre-Dame de Paris.

Biretta tip to tweeter @father_rmv o{]:¬) 1948, Christmas in Notre-Dame de Paris. Meanwhile, in the Paris of today at St-Nicholas-du-Chardonnet (Live as I post.) And at Saint-Eugène – Sainte-Cécile

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People flocked to a Bishop’s Traditional “Rorate Mass”

For years I have said that if bishops want to control the TLM in their dioceses, the best way to do it would be to get involved. These are Catholics who would go to the wall, if necessary. When bishops … Read More

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Wherein a painting helps Fr. Z drill into the mystery of the Visitation and authentic Active Participation

In the Kunsthistorisches Museum there is a canvas by Josef von Führich depicting the journey of Mary – in haste – over the hills to visit her cousin Elizabeth. This is the Gospel of today’s Mass in the Vetus Ordo, … Read More

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Happy Birthday Blog! Sweet 16.

Happy Sweet 16th birthday to this blog. I cannot say adequately how grateful I am to you, especially long-time readers.  It’s like a parish which has developed over the years. To my benefactors, those who have been sending ad hoc … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL: Neighborhood sidewalk shrine to St. Camillus of Lellis against COVID-1984 – UPDATED with BOM!

UPDATE 27 Nov 2021: A couple people asked for the plans for making a shrine.  I asked the fellow who made the one below to send a BOM (Bill of Materials).  It should have working links. HERE Originally posted on: … Read More

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Spectacular Advent, Christmastide and Epiphany calendars from @SophiaPress and LiturgyOfTheHome.com

I just received beautifully conceived, designed, drawn and printed poster sized calendars from Sophia Press for the Seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany with a special guide sheet as an introduction to their LiturgyOfTheHome.com initiative (go take a look – it’s … Read More

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Beautiful VIDEO from the traditional Benedictine monks of Le Barroux – the “Wine Monks”

In anticipation of a book release on 25 November, the traditional Benedictines of Le Barroux – the Wine Monks – have a splendid video. These monks revived an ancient vineyard which had once been the papal terrain of the Avignon … Read More

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