Category Archives: Reviews

Essays of a Catholic: A Fine Introduction to Hilaire Belloc (Review)

These essays from the great Catholic thinker Hilaire Belloc offer an exceptional introduction to his thinking – as well as a somber review of the fall of Christendom.

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The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI (an Overview by Charles A. Coulombe – Reviewed)

Charles A. Coulombe provides a stunning overview of the the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

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Hilaire Belloc: Economics for Helen (Review)

While Hilaire Belloc’s Economics for Helen is for the most part hardly original – it remains an inspired text, relevant for understanding Belloc’s Distributism.

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On Old Thunder – Joseph Pearce’s Life of Hilaire Belloc (Review)

Joseph Pearce offers a rich, colourful life of Hilaire Belloc, which, oddly, sometimes fails to get to the core of Belloc’s very raison d’être.

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The Letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Book Review

Considering the love and passion in the 142 letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque …

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Sacred Heart: Gateway to God by Wendy M. Wright (Book Review)

Wendy M. Wright offers an introduction to the Catholic tradition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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A Film on Our Lady of Fatima – The 13th Day (Review)

This is a much needed, very important film about Fatima and the 1917 Apparitions of Our Lady – with beautiful photography.

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The Popes Against Modern Errors – a ‘Review’

The Popes Against Modern Errors – not so much a review, but a little notice of my appreciation for this poignant reminder of how counter-cultural the Catholic Church really was …

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Fatima The Great Sign by Francis Johnston

  Let me begin with a few words I have written elsewhere at this site: There is a truly staggering  – and relatively very recent – phenomenon within the history of the Church, which it seems to me is never given sufficient attention. It is Fatima. How I ask myself, can so many people ignore […]

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The Sacred Heart and Sr. Josefa Menendez: The Way of Divine Love (Review)

The Sacred Heart speaks to Sr. Josefa Menendez in the extraordinary Way of Divine Love. A few notes at this website devoted to the Sacred Heart.

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Review: Catholics Britain’s Largest Minority by Dennis Sewell

Small review of an admirable, insightful book from Dennis Sewell: Catholics Britain’s Largest Minority.

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Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices by Ann Ball

    Where do I begin? For it is always hard to review a book one hasn’t read! Yet one doesn’t really a book like this, which forms a comprehensive encyclopedia of Catholic devotions and practices. Instead, one learns from it over a lifetime, dipping in again and again … Yet even if I cannot write […]

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Hilaire Belloc: Survivals and New Arrivals (Review)

Hilaire Belloc was a prophet. His book Survivals and New Arrivals remains very relevant today in regards the threats to Catholicism.

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Catholic and French Forever – Joseph Byrnes

Some brief remarks on Catholic and French Forever by Joseph Byrnes

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On Mélanie Calvat: Sr Mary of the Cross: Shepherdess of La Salette by Fr Paul Gouin (Review)

A haunting biography of Mélanie Calvat, shepherdess of La Salette.

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The Eucharistic Experiences (of Ida Peerdeman) – Book Review

Review of the Eucharistic Experiences of Ida Peerdeman.

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The Messages of the Lady of All Nations (Review)

What we have here are reports – reports of Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin by a visionary Ida Peerdaman, from 1945-1959 in the Netherlands. And throughout the centuries, there are a vast, vast number of such reports, the great majority of which are never approved by the Catholic Church – or indeed singularly condemned. Amidst […]

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Timothy T. O’Donnell: Swords Around the Cross (Review)

Ireland, O Ireland! Here is a fine book about Catholic Ireland, the Catholic Faith and Christendom – from Timothy T. O’Donnell of Christendom College.

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On Dechristianisation: Priests, Prelates and People – Nicholas Atkin and Frank Tallett (Review)

Nicholas Atkin and Frank Tallett write a well-rearched, but flawed account of Catholicism since 1750. It contains a sobering account indeed of the de-Christianisation of Europe.

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A Primer for Catholic Theology: The Christian Theological Tradition by Cory and Hollerich

  I am really very fond of this book – although it is not as traditional as most of the books I now praise at this site and I first it read during a time when I was much less traditionally Catholic than I am today. Still, this American college textbook is the best beginner’s […]

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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

  • First Video from Kim Buck!

  • EWTN Interview with Roger Buck here!

    TWO-part “Celtic Connections” EWTN  Interview!

    Part One here.

    Part Two here.

  • YouTube Channel – Featured Video with Roger Buck

    Probably my favourite video. Shorter, more succinct, it captures the essence of so much I’m trying to say …

  • Books from Roger Buck

     

    The Gentle Traditionalist

     

    ”Roger Buck ... in the spirit of Chesterton and Belloc ... takes on everything—from the reforms of Vatican II to the New Age ... a wonderful book.”— MICHAEL MARTIN

    ”A tale of whimsical fantasy, melancholy realism, and supernatural joy ... Buck’s deftly-reasoned post-modern apologetic for full-blooded Catholicism—a Syllabus of Errors in narrative form, a rousing hymn to ‘meaning, grace, beauty, life’.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

    "As brilliant a guide for the perplexed as this age is capable of producing” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

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    Read First Chapter Online Here!

     

    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

     

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    ”Buck goes to the heart of the problem paralyzing our broken-hearted world ... moving beyond the spirit of the age to the Spirit who moves all ages.” — JOSEPH PEARCE

    ”In this elegant feast of a book, Roger Buck ... expertly skewers the modern world ... without a drop of malice in his compassionate soul ... to reveal the bright, shining love and truth at the center of the universe—symbolised by the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and incarnate in the Catholic Church.” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”A great service to the Church ... Buck shows that the New Age is an attempt, however flawed, to escape the materialism of modernity, and that it is Catholicism in its traditional forms that can best reveal the immense reality of the suffering and love for all mankind of Christ’s Sacred Heart.”— JOSEPH SHAW

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