Category Archives: Reviews

Louis Veuillot – The Liberal Illusion (Book Review)

An invaluable insight into the Catholic France of 1866 by Louis Veuillot – which is still very relevant today in terms of the Liberal Illusion.

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All Things Made New by Stratford Caldecott (Review)

Stratford Caldecott’s All Things Made New serves to wonderfully restore symbolism and numerological correspondences to the Catholic imagination.

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Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action – Thomas Massaro S. J. (Review)

A simple little primer on Catholic Social Justice …

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Cloak and Dagger by Bill Mantlo and Rick Leonardi (Review)

Catholicism in Marvel Comics – Mantlo’s heartfelt scripts, Leonardi’s art and the amount of Catholic iconography and Catholic themes make for a remarkable comic book.

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American Catholic by Charles R. Morris – a ‘Review’

Some brief considerations of American Catholic by Charles R. Morris – a book that perhaps tells us almost as much about the passion of Catholic Ireland as it does Catholic America …

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Book Review: Padre Pio: The True Story

The astonishing story of Padre Pio moved me to tears.

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DVD Review: Daredevil

Catholicism and the superhero: A Marvel comic book movie replete with Catholic themes and iconography.

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Book Review: The Key of the Mysteries

As I have recently explained elsewhere, I have decided to place at this site some old reviews I originally wrote for Amazon, concerned with Eliphas Lévi. And as I have further explained there, I do place them here with a warning Caveat Lector. For while there is much that is beautiful in the mature Eliphas […]

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Eliphas Lévi by Thomas A Williams (Review)

A review of Thomas William’s heartfelt biography of Eliphas Levi – a jewel!

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On Archbishop Lefebvre: The Horn of the Unicorn by David Allen White (Review)

  Weeping. I watch her weeping. My beloved weeps, while she reads this book. This book, we read it together. Our hearts ripped. ***** The book calls itself a mosaic. It is written in an unusual style. In fragments. Shards of the life of Archbishop Lefebvre juxtaposed with fragments from the Twentieth Century, which serve […]

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The White Cockade by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

  For reasons that should shortly become clear, the term ‘Book Review’ may be a misnomer here. But first, let me just say that what we have to do with here, is a reprint of a very slim volume of poems by Charles A. Coulombe, written in his youth, back in the 1980’s. Also included […]

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The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves – Curtis White (Review)

  Recently I have been re-reading a book by Curtis White, who is a penetrating thinker, though hardly a Christian one. The book is called: The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves. White is a university professor and like myself, is an American, and what he means by The Middle Mind is the […]

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The Jesuits – Malachi Martin (Review)

The Jesuits by Malachi Martin, where the ex-Jesuit Martin recounts not only the Jesuits origins, but the tragedy that has befallen them …

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The Curé d’Ars by François Trochu (Review – with Extracts from the Book)

A review – with lengthy extracts – from François Trochu’s classic biography of the Curé d’Ars. This book offers a window not only onto the life of the Saint, but of Catholic France.

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St. Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal by Joseph Dirvin (Book Review)

Miracles in the Rue du Bac, Paris: The story of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Saint Catherine Labouré beautifully told by Joseph Dirvin

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St. John Bosco by F.A. Forbes (Book Review)

A small review of a beautiful book by F.A. Forbes on a beautiful Saint – St. John Bosco

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Lazarus Come Forth by Valentin Tomberg (Review)

  The first part here is a slightly-edited version of a review I wrote for Amazon some years back … This book – I am incapable of thinking of it as anything other than one of the greatest books of the twentieth century. My writing of these words is very, very personal. Though I never […]

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The Pope’s Legion by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

The Pope’s Legion: Charles A. Coulombe writing about the Sixties – a very different Sixties …

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The Life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque by Emile Bougaud (Review)

Bougaud’s Life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque offers not only the life of the Saint – but so much more about the Sacred Heart and Catholic France.

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This is the Faith by Canon Francis Ripley (Review)

A long review of the very beautiful pre-Vatican II catechism This is the Faith by Canon Francis Ripley – a treasure house for Catholic traditionalists!

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