Tag Archives: Catholic Spain

Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola

A short introduction to the life and spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola for the day of his Feast.

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Valentin Tomberg, the Reformation and the Enlightenment

How Valentin Tomberg’s Catholic thinking was marked by a profound critique of the Reformation and the Enlightenment.

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Portals into the Catholic Mystery: A Very Personal Hello Again

Hello again Friends, Known and Unknown, This weblog starts up again … after months of winter. And although most of the time, I resist the temptation to very personal and informal writing at this blog – I’ll make an exception here. (Note the contractions I wouldn’t normally use). Many personal events have sharpened my awareness […]

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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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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part VIII)

In the last entry, I quoted Valentin Tomberg as to the following: “The French Revolution was but a stepping stone – a stepping stone that demonstrated with alarming clarity the great trend of revolutions which began with humanism in the Fourteenth Century, then resulted via the Reformation in the Enlightenment of the Eighteenth Century, which […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part VII)

In this series, we will be turning in more depth towards both the Christian Hermeticism and the Catholic legal-political vision of Valentin Tomberg. Yes in time, we shall address these much more fully. But something is necessary first. For as we indicated in the last entry, both of the above – Tomberg’s Catholic legal-political thinking […]

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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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Holy Week in Catholic Spain

Catholic recollections of being deeply moved by Holy Week in Madrid, Spain

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