Monthly Archives: February 2014

Monarchy – A Study of Louis XIV by Hilaire Belloc (Review)

A detailed review of Hilaire Belloc’s classic work on Monarchy – A Study of Louis XIV. It is also a book about Catholic France, Christendom and Capitalism – and ultimately Counter Revolution …

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The Holy Family – Model for Family Life

In this month of the Holy Family, it is fitting that we reflect on it as a model for family life in our modern, broken society.

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Feast of St. Claude La Colombiere

On this Feast of St. Claude Colombiere, we offer some recollections of the life of this great saint of the Sacred Heart and extracts of his writing.

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Catholicism Must Not Become A Clone of Protestantism!

Why Catholicism must not become a clone of Protestantism …

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch. 9: ‘A Prisoner of the Vatican’

This ninth and final chapter of the life of Pope Pius IX covers the twilight years of Christendom and of Pope Pius IX where he regarded himself as a ’prisoner of the Vatican.’

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 8: The Seizure of Rome and the Last Stand of the Papal Zouaves

This eighth chapter of the life of Pope Pius IX covers the seizure of Rome, the last stand of the Papal Zouaves and Christendom betrayed.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 7: Ultramontanism and the First Vatican Council

This seventh chapter of the Life of Pope Pius IX covers the crisis of Christendom, Ultramontanism and an account of the First Vatican Council (drawn from that of Cardinal Manning’s).

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 6: Counter-Revolution and the Syllabus of Errors

This sixth chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the background to the Syllabus of Errors and includes the full text. It also looks at the life of this great pope of the age of Ultramontanism and Counter-Revolution.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 5: On the Annexation of the Papal States, Dogma of the Immaculate Conception and More

This fifth chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the annexation of the Papal States, the proclamation of dogma of the Immaculate Conception and more.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 4: Conspiracy, War and Revolution

This fourth chapter of the Life of Pope Pius IX examines his early papacy – in a Christendom, besieged by conspiracy, war and revolution.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 3: The Conclave Elects a New Pope

This third chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the conclave of 1846 which elected the great Bl. Pius IX – in the face of the conspiracy to overcome Christendom.

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Life of Pope Pius IX – Ch 2: The Carbonari and Other Secret Societies

This second chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the challenges the new Pope would face in the form of the masonic-type secret societies such as the Carbonari, the Illuminati and their conspiracy against Christendom.

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Life of Pope Pius IX Ch 1: Early Years in Christendom Despoiled

This first chapter of this life of Pope Pius IX examines the early years of the future pope -amidst a Christendom despoiled by revolution.

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Feast of St. Brigid in Ireland

Some reflections from the north of Ireland on the Feast of St. Brigid – one of Ireland’s three patron Saints, along with St.Patrick and St. Columba.

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