Tag Archives: World Tragedy

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 already-written extracts from my upcoming book, Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. Happily, that time-situation, at least, seems to be changing  – so […]

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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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Stammering about Hilaire Belloc and the Modern World

Stammering about Hilaire Belloc and the Modern World

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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 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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