Tag Archives: World Tragedy

Michael Martin’s Transfiguration: Notes toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

The following review wasn’t supposed to happen. For, as I have tried to make clear, this website is virtually dormant. The plan was to revive it later this spring. But life, as John Lennon sang – once memorably, now perhaps cliched – is what happens while making other plans. And a burst of life unexpectedly produced the […]

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Video: The Indoctrination of Ireland (and the World)

“This feels for me the most important video I have yet done. It is both a political statement – and very, very much a personal one. I have bared more of my soul in this one than any other.”

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Video: Abortion and the Tragedy of Ireland

A tragedy of unthinkable proportions befell the Irish Republic on May 25th 2018: Her people voted in a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand. This video explores this catastrophe.

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A Little Video Guide to the New Age Movement

A short video introduction to the key themes of the New Age Movement, by a Christian convert and former “New Age insider” who once lived at Findhorn, Scotland, probably the most well-known New Age community in the world.

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On Being a Bleeding Heart Conservative

On being a Bleeding Heart Conservative – extracted from the book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum: From Secularism and the New Age to Christendom renewed by Roger Buck.

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Christian Religion or Secular Religion?

Not every religion is akin to the Catholic and Christian religion, oriented to a Personal God reigning in Heaven. Once this is clearly recognised one may better appreciate the stealthy, alternative reign of a New Secular Religion. Features an extract from The Gentle Traditionalist.

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A Personal Ramble – and Possible Movie of The Gentle Traditionalist!

Rambling on Catholic Ireland, the Legion of Mary, the Chesterbelloc and more …

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Phoenix from the Ashes: The Making, Unmaking, and Restoration of Catholic Tradition by H.J.A. Sire (Review)

Reviewed here: Phoenix from the Ashes by H.J.A. Sire – a genuine masterpiece of scholarship and gravitas regarding the fate of Catholic Tradition.

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From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond by Thomas Storck – Review

A truly great book from Thomas Storck: From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond: The Long Jagged Trail to a Postmodern Void. A review with quotes …

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Famished for Christendom

Why certains souls in this world reject secularism: They are famished for Christendom. Contains a small extract from The Gentle Traditionalist my upcoming book from Angelico Press.

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Against Inclusiveness by James Kalb (Review)

Why inclusiveness spells fascism …

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The Lost Piety of Catholic Ireland

Grieving for the piety and faith that is lost to Catholic Ireland …

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Tragedy in Ireland (Welcome to the Machine)

Why the tragedy of the same-sex ‘marriage’ referendum is the tragedy of becoming a machine …

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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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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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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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Notes from Hibernia

  Some notes from Hibernia, some of them quite personal. I have had very little time to devote either to this website or to personal correspondence this summer. All I could manage was posting some pre- written extracts from my upcoming book, Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. Happily, that time-situation, at least, seems to be changing  – […]

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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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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

  • First Video from Kim Buck!

  • EWTN Interview with Roger Buck here!

    TWO-part “Celtic Connections” EWTN  Interview!

    Part One here.

    Part Two here.

  • YouTube Channel – Featured Video with Roger Buck

    Probably my favourite video. Shorter, more succinct, it captures the essence of so much I’m trying to say …

  • Books from Roger Buck

     

    The Gentle Traditionalist

     

    ”Roger Buck ... in the spirit of Chesterton and Belloc ... takes on everything—from the reforms of Vatican II to the New Age ... a wonderful book.”— MICHAEL MARTIN

    ”A tale of whimsical fantasy, melancholy realism, and supernatural joy ... Buck’s deftly-reasoned post-modern apologetic for full-blooded Catholicism—a Syllabus of Errors in narrative form, a rousing hymn to ‘meaning, grace, beauty, life’.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

    "As brilliant a guide for the perplexed as this age is capable of producing” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

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    See Reviews in Full Here!

     

    Read First Chapter Online Here!

     

    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

     

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    ”Buck goes to the heart of the problem paralyzing our broken-hearted world ... moving beyond the spirit of the age to the Spirit who moves all ages.” — JOSEPH PEARCE

    ”In this elegant feast of a book, Roger Buck ... expertly skewers the modern world ... without a drop of malice in his compassionate soul ... to reveal the bright, shining love and truth at the center of the universe—symbolised by the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and incarnate in the Catholic Church.” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”A great service to the Church ... Buck shows that the New Age is an attempt, however flawed, to escape the materialism of modernity, and that it is Catholicism in its traditional forms that can best reveal the immense reality of the suffering and love for all mankind of Christ’s Sacred Heart.”— JOSEPH SHAW

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