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‘A Regime of Heresy’: The Prophetic Hilaire Belloc

The prophetic Hilaire Belloc saw a regime of heresy, not unlike Benedict XVI’s ’dictatorship of relativism’. But what would happen if Belloc were to travel in time to the world of today?

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The Destruction of the Twelve Days of Christmas

      Roger and I returned to Ireland in April. Our house is opposite the village chapel, which sounds the Angelus at twelve noon and six o’clock in the evening. After living in the UK, where the Angelus is rarely heard, this was so exciting for me. I had the imagination that we were […]

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Dom Prosper Guéranger and the Catholic Counter Revolution

Gary Potter provides a rich, evocative and important sketch of both Dom Prosper Guéranger and the Catholic Counter Revolution in which he was situated in Nineteenth Century France.

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Christendom and the ‘Integral Substance of the Eucharistic Mystery’

Benedict XVI saw the ‘Integral Substance of the Eucharistic Mystery’ at the heart of Christendom.

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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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World Materialism and the Feast of Christ the King

The origins of the Feast of Christ the King lies in awakeness to world materialism. A strange testimony from Rudolf Steiner illumines these matters.

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Denial of the Fall: The Triumph of Freemasonry?

A continued reflection on the cultural denial of the Fall in light of Pope Leo XIII’s warnings in regard to Freemasonry.

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Pope Leo XIII, Pope Francis, Masonic Lobbies – and Christendom

Pope Francis’s recent mention of Masonic Lobbies is only testimony to an ongoing problem that Popes have written of since the Nineteenth Century: the destruction of Christendom.

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Stripped of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery …

The loss to the world of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery is incalculable. Without all Seeven Sacraments, Christianity may continue to wither.

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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 Ireland of Éamon de Valera

      Today, we continue with extracts on Ireland, from my upcoming book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. [UPDATE: Now Available here!] Two earlier instalments have appeared: Encountering Catholic Ireland (here) and Charity, Community and Caring in Catholic Ireland (here). In the most recent of those, I commented on my experience of living in Ireland and being […]

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Protecting Ireland from the Sword of Death

  There shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned into fables. (Saint Paul to Timothy (2 Timothy 4:3-4)   Many years ago, Roger and […]

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Entering Catholic Ireland

  This weblog has been exceptionally personal of late – a little too personal, I feel. Nonetheless, I want to make at least one further exception at this time. Re-entering Ireland has been rocky, due to certain personal troubles. Yet re-entering Ireland has also brought very, very deep joy to our hearts, my family and […]

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Secularism and the Feast of Christ the King

  Today is the Feast of Christ the King. And how Kim and I have been blessed today by a high Latin Mass celebrated today by the Institute of Christ the King … Now, it is a truism that the Catholic Church has changed a great deal since Vatican II. It is also a truism […]

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The Suffering of the Heart of Sacred Humanity

How the Sacred Heart of humanity suffers …

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Valentin Tomberg, the New Age and the Way of the Heart

Or: An Open Letter on the Salvation of the World     APOLOGIA This Page is in process of a regrettable Deconstruction. The Deconstruction will be ongoing over the days ahead. We will explain the reasons for this regrettable Deconstruction and aim for a Reconstruction with most of this material and indeed expanded on. Until […]

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Hilaire Belloc on ‘Dumbing Down’ and Despair

The great Hilaire Belloc would have found our modern term dumbing down hideous – but his was a prophetic voice of cultural decadence.

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On Hilaire Belloc: Fumbling in the Footsteps of a Giant

Bullet points on Hilaire Belloc to introduce the thinking of a giant of the spirit …

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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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St. John-Marie Vianney Comes to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral

On the first Friday of July, the Archdiocese of Liverpool welcomed a very special guest. A relic of the heart of St. John-Marie Vianney, the Curé d’Ars,  – whose Feast it is today – came to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool in the city centre. Hundreds of pilgrims, including myself, flocked to the Metropolitan Cathedral to […]

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