Tag Archives: World Tragedy

That 1929 world of Hilaire Belloc

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

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On the Immeasurable Softness of Her Immaculate Heart

    Dear Reader, some very personal notes here … Regular readers will readily see that in recent weeks, this website has become very Marian indeed … And this Marian shift stems from a crisis, both personal and global. For several weeks ago, looking out at the global crisis, something broke down in me. Looking […]

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On Mélanie Calvat: Sr Mary of the Cross: Shepherdess of La Salette by Fr Paul Gouin (Review)

A haunting biography of Mélanie Calvat, shepherdess of La Salette.

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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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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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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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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 3: On Amputating Christianity

Third part of a series by a Catholic convert from the New Age movement: On Amputating Christianity

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Talking to the New Age Movement Part 2: On Holistic Spirituality

So-called holistic spirituality is a new name for the New Age movement. A critique of, among other things, the New Age book Soulution – the Holistic Manifesto by William Bloom

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On Rennes-le-Chateau, the Cathars, the New Age and the Da Vinci Code …

What the New Age misses: The traditional Catholic elements to Rennes-le-Chateau and the Sauniere inspiration of the Da Vinci Code.

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Symbols and Imagery in the Sacred Heart Devotion Part 4: In Tridentine Catholicism

In Tridentine Catholicism, symbols and imagery of the Sacred Heart rose to prominence, whilst at the same time they were sneered at by the new mentality.

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part VII)

In this series, we will be turning in more depth towards both the Christian Hermeticism and the Catholic legal-political vision of Valentin Tomberg. Yes in time, we shall address these much more fully. But something is necessary first. For as we indicated in the last entry, both of the above – Tomberg’s Catholic legal-political thinking […]

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The Great Nineteenth

By Gary Potter     Foreword (from Roger Buck): We are very thankful that this fascinating, rich and insightful piece has been made available to us through the Creative Commons Attribution – Share Alike License. (For more regarding attribution, please see notes at the end of this essay. As described there, very small modifications have […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter Revolution (Part VI)

We have been considering the notion of the decay of civilisation in Valentin Tomberg’s writing. And in this series, it is being suggested that Valentin Tomberg’s Catholic works are a twofold response – legal and hermetic – of an authentic genius and saint (albeit uncanonised) to world degeneration. Now the idea of degeneration into materialism […]

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Partaking in His Fatal Sadness

Saint Margaret Mary before the Sacred Heart – from Tuam Cathedral, Ireland. Design: Joshua Clarke. Photograph courtesy Andreas F. Borchert under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 license. The practice of praying the Holy Hour began with the words Our Lord spoke to St Margaret Mary in Paray-le-Monial, when He said: “Every Thursday night, I shall give you a […]

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On the Crimes of Catholics

    A VERY different, hurried and experimental kind of blog entry from me here. Just in the last few hours, I received two blog responses – from ReXteryalizer and Mark – completely unprecedented in my experience. Superficially, they might look “Anti-Catholic”. More deeply, I suspect they reveal real compassion and concern for human welfare. Originally, […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part V)

In the last entry, I suggested that the Catholic corpus of Valentin Tomberg may be understood as nothing less than an extraordinary one-man crusade – a crusade by an uncanonised saint and genius towards the salvation of civilisation. I suggested that there was an astonishing effort to help carry the cross of modernity – and […]

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Valentin Tomberg, Catholic Tradition and the Counter-Revolution (Part IV)

We have been speaking – just a little – about what Valentin Tomberg meant by Hermeticism. And it was suggested that Valentin Tomberg believed it was necessary that Hermeticism become Christian, baptised as it were. It was also suggested that perhaps he thought that nothing less was necessary for the salvation of world civilisation. For […]

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The Pope’s Legion by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

The Pope’s Legion: Charles A. Coulombe writing about the Sixties – a very different Sixties …

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Nobody Told Me …

Long years lived in the heart of the New Age including the Findhorn Community in Scotland and nobody told me of the Sacraments, of the Church …

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Valentin Tomberg, Charles A Coulombe and Standing Up for Vatican I

High-time to stand up for Vatican I …

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