Tag Archives: Hilaire Belloc

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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Holy France and Catholic Europe

Catholic France and Catholic Europe were so very different from Protestant Europe, until even very recently. Elodie, the wife of Hilaire Belloc, yearned it seemed for ‘Holy France’.

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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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Hilaire Belloc: Economics for Helen (Review)

While Hilaire Belloc’s Economics for Helen is for the most part hardly original – it remains an inspired text, relevant for understanding Belloc’s Distributism.

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On Old Thunder – Joseph Pearce’s Life of Hilaire Belloc (Review)

Joseph Pearce offers a rich, colourful life of Hilaire Belloc, which, oddly, sometimes fails to get to the core of Belloc’s very raison d’être.

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Catholic Restoration and Hilaire Belloc

Hilaire Belloc has not been sufficiently remembered. His remarkable life-long crusade for Catholic restoration is addressed in a long-forgotten but remarkable passage from Reginald Jebb.

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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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Hilaire Belloc, St. Patrick and Catholic Ireland

The great Hilaire Belloc considers St. Patrick and the history of Catholic Ireland. A joy!

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Stammering about Hilaire Belloc and the Modern World

Stammering about Hilaire Belloc and the Modern World

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Valentin Tomberg on Hope and the Renewal of the Church

On the hope of Valentin Tomberg …

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Steiner, Tomberg, Belloc: Education and Christian Civilisation

Three extremely different figures, Steiner, Tomberg, Belloc call for the same thing to save Christian civilisation …

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“Don’t Vote for a Frenchman and a Catholic”: The Campaign Against Belloc

On Hilaire Belloc’s robust defence of his Catholic Faith …

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Review: Catholics Britain’s Largest Minority by Dennis Sewell

Small review of an admirable, insightful book from Dennis Sewell: Catholics Britain’s Largest Minority.

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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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Hilaire Belloc on the Supreme Confidence of the Modern Mind

Hilaire Belloc wrote penetratingly on the supreme confidence – or rather sheer arrogance – of the Modern Mind.

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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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That 1929 world of Hilaire Belloc

Haunted by that world of Hilaire Belloc and what Belloc saw …

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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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Hilaire Belloc on Catholic Ireland and Protestant England

Hilaire Belloc writes acutely about the history of Catholic Ireland and the Protestant English.

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