Monthly Archives: September 2013

Tomberg on the Sacred Heart, Jesuitism and the Hope of Catholicism

Valentin Tomberg considered the crisis of materialism serious indeed, but his writings regarding the Sacred Heart and Jesuitism offer profound hope.

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Stripped of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery …

The loss to the world of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery is incalculable. Without all Seeven Sacraments, Christianity may continue to wither.

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The Institute of Christ the King – and its Praises

Praise be the Institute of Christ the King. Some recollections of the Institute in Madrid, Liverpool and in Catholic Ireland.

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On the Latin Mass in Ireland

Why the Latin Mass is needed – in Catholic Ireland, as everywhere. And so why the Institute of Christ the King in Limerick deserves support.

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On Catholic Ireland, the Institute of Christ the King and more …

On the tragedy of Catholic Ireland and the need for the Institute of Christ the King.

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Up Against the Wall: Catholicism and Modern Ideology

There is a wall against Catholicism. The wall has dominated Anglo culture – Catholic Ireland excepted – for centuries. But now the wall is being erected, even in Ireland.

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The Future of Irish Catholicism?

    This blog, in so many ways, is the result of a journey: From Catholic Ireland to the ruins of Catholic France – and back again. Admittedly, there was also time spent in Britain and Spain, along the way. Still, my life, my writings are shaped by Catholic France and Catholic Ireland in a very […]

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On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

  Thy Nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, was the herald of joy to the whole world; since from thee arose the Sun of Justice, Christ our God, who, destroying the curse, bestowed the blessing, and confounding death, rewarded us with life everlasting. (Antiphon at the Magnificat).       Today, angels bow down, Heavenly Hosts […]

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Notes from Hibernia

  Some notes from Hibernia, some of them quite personal. I have had very little time to devote either to this website or to personal correspondence this summer. All I could manage was posting some pre- written extracts from my upcoming book, Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. Happily, that time-situation, at least, seems to be changing  – […]

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The Catholic Ireland of Éamon de Valera

      Today, we continue with extracts on Ireland, from my upcoming book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. [UPDATE: Now Available here!] Two earlier instalments have appeared: Encountering Catholic Ireland (here) and Charity, Community and Caring in Catholic Ireland (here). In the most recent of those, I commented on my experience of living in Ireland and being […]

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