Tag Archives: Catholic Mystery

The (Secret) World I See (O Catholic Ireland!)

Catholic Ireland, Catholic culture, the Sacraments and the black-out of Catholicism in England and America.

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What Findhorn Could Never Give Me

A former member of the New Age Findhorn Community in Scotland looks back at what was missing ….

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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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Book Review: Padre Pio: The True Story

The astonishing story of Padre Pio moved me to tears.

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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 5: The Catholic Sacraments

How a convert from the New Age found the Catholic Sacraments …

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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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In the Day to Day Struggle …

Frequent reception of the Sacraments as the doorway to His Sacred Heart.

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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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Nobody Told Me …

Long years lived in the heart of the New Age including the Findhorn Community in Scotland and nobody told me of the Sacraments, of the Church …

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Christmas and the Fate of the Earth

January 2011 Amendment: The following entry was originally written under a slight misapprehension as to something the Holy Father had said. In a British print journal, I had read the Pope say that in terms of the global climate crisis: The Church is the only hope. The quote had been taken from Light of the […]

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The Pope on Ecological “Catastrophe … The Church is often the Only Hope”

January 2011 Amendment: The following entry was originally written under a slight misapprehension as to the Holy Father’s words. In a British print journal, I had read the Pope say that in terms of the global climate crisis: The Church is the only hope. The quote had been taken from Light of the World – […]

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On the Sacred Heart, the Crisis of Catholic Tradition and the New Age Movement

A traditional Catholic looks at the Crisis of the Church, modern materialism and the New Age movement.

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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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The Secret Joy

I was grateful here for Disciple’s comments and in surfing to his site (here) I was also moved to see something that he expresses forthrightly there. It is the joy of the Faith. Now in my hopefully soon to be self-published book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum, I also expand on this theme of the joy of […]

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Into the Catholic Mystery …

Confirmation is entry into a profound Catholic Mystery …

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Book Review: Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene

  For centuries now, our world has been increasingly filled by purely humanistic culture. And the majority of what we regard as great literature turns on very worldly themes. In the novels of Jane Austen or E. M. Forster, for instance, we do not have profound explorations of Divine Grace in our lives, nor matters […]

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Bob Geldof and the Divine Power of Jesus Christ

Bob Geldof – forever haunted by the Power of Catholic Mystery?

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The Sacred Heart and the Sanctifying Fire of Frequent Communion

Reflections on the origins of the cult of the Sacred Heart and the Sanctifying Fire of Frequent Communion from a traditional Catholic.

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