Tag Archives: Church in Crisis

On the Eve of My Half-Centenary: Losing My Ecumenism

An uncomfortable, personal post about the need for courage …

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On Catholic Ireland, the Institute of Christ the King and more …

On the tragedy of Catholic Ireland and the need for the Institute of Christ the King.

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The Future of Irish Catholicism?

    This blog, in so many ways, is the result of a journey: From Catholic Ireland to the ruins of Catholic France – and back again. Admittedly, there was also time spent in Britain and Spain, along the way. Still, my life, my writings are shaped by Catholic France and Catholic Ireland in a very […]

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The Catholic House: Divided Against Itself

    I regret that I remain unable to devote the needed time and attention to both this site and correspondence. However, here is another extract from my upcoming book:   A clear disjunction can be found everywhere in the contemporary Church. There is a dissonance between the desire to resemble the world and the […]

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The Holy Mass: Losing Reverence means Losing Credibility …

  Here are further extracts from my upcoming book: While a subtle (or not so subtle!) materialism gains ever-greater credence in the Church, that which is distinctly Catholic becomes sidelined. Nowhere is the situation more grave than in the attitudes towards the Eucharist. Following the Vatican Council, there was a widespread tendency to recast the […]

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Becoming a Clone: The Danger of Liberal Catholicism

    For today, just another short extract from my upcoming book – regarding one of the chief concerns of this website: The attitude became prevalent during the 1960s that the ‘problem’ with the Catholic Church was that it was too closed-off or even hostile to modernity in all its tolerance, diversity and pluralism. It […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic France and the Sacred Heart – More Very Personal Reflexions Part IV

From Valentin Tomberg on Charles de Gaulle of France, Pope Paul VI and averting chaos in the Catholic Church in 1968.

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Traditional Catholic Education: Suffer the Little Children to Come Unto Me …

Traditional Catholic Education: an unforgettable memory of the tradition at work in Catholic France.

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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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Bleeding Heart Conservative

Bleeding heat liberal is an unfortunate term indeed. A little suggestion that the Catholic origins of this term point to a need for bleeding heart conservatives …

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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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Tectonic Shifts in the Vatican

Earlier this week we said the following: “We briefly interrupt our series on the New Age to note this possibly landmark day. It is the fourth anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum and if rumours reported in the French press (Le Figaro) are to be believed, a day of potential earthquake (English translation here). […]

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The (Catholic) Tide is Turning …

We briefly interrupt our series on the New Age to note this possibly landmark day. It is the fourth anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum and if rumours reported in the French press (Le Figaro) are to be believed, a day of potential earthquake (English translation here). If such reports have truth, they suggest […]

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Witnesses to the Wind of Death: Valentin Tomberg and Malachi Martin

  For my part, it has been striking to note a metaphor used in common, by both Valentin Tomberg and Malachi Martin – those two great defenders of the Catholic Tradition who witnessed and deplored the changes in the Church during the 1960’s. For regarding the Second Vatican Council and its outcomes, both of these […]

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Answering the New Age: Where the Temples are Today …

The New Age asks: Where are the Temples today? The answer will surprise …

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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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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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Online Petition for Protecting the Latin Mass

Dear Reader, There are rumours and reports of renewed threat to the Latin Mass. How credible these are is impossible for me to judge. However sources I consider reputable such as The New Liturgical Movement and Rorate Caeli are promoting a multinational, multilingual appeal for a petition to the Holy Father. Thus I think the […]

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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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On this Traditional Catholic Website devoted to His Most Sacred Heart

An attempt to describe this unusual, yet traditional Catholic website dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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