Monthly Archives: August 2012

Valentin Tomberg on Hope and the Renewal of the Church

On the hope of Valentin Tomberg …

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Catholic Obedience and New Age Thinking

Roger has recently posted a long piece, on the traditional nature of the Catholicity of Valentin Tomberg. This piece was written largely in response to questions and comments by a reader of the site. Having read the article, I am struck by the theme of obedience, of giving oneself over to the authority of a […]

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Sacred Heart: Gateway to God by Wendy M. Wright (Book Review)

Wendy M. Wright offers an introduction to the Catholic tradition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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A Film on Our Lady of Fatima – The 13th Day (Review)

This is a much needed, very important film about Fatima and the 1917 Apparitions of Our Lady – with beautiful photography.

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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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The Popes Against Modern Errors – a ‘Review’

The Popes Against Modern Errors – not so much a review, but a little notice of my appreciation for this poignant reminder of how counter-cultural the Catholic Church really was …

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Fatima The Great Sign by Francis Johnston

  Let me begin with a few words I have written elsewhere at this site: There is a truly staggering  – and relatively very recent – phenomenon within the history of the Church, which it seems to me is never given sufficient attention. It is Fatima. How I ask myself, can so many people ignore […]

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The Sacred Heart and Sr. Josefa Menendez: The Way of Divine Love (Review)

The Sacred Heart speaks to Sr. Josefa Menendez in the extraordinary Way of Divine Love. A few notes at this website devoted to the Sacred Heart.

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The Saints: The Life of St. Dominic by Augusta T. Drane

  Amazon Book Description  (with Further Comments below from Kim): There are few biographies of St. Dominic that exist in English, but this is by far the best. For Augusta Theodoria Drane gives here a rendition of his life, his times, his many miracles and the founding of his order that captures the spirit of […]

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The Saints: St. Catherine of Siena by F A Forbes

  Book Description: Here is a compact, little biography of the great Fourteenth Century Saint from the rather wonderful TAN books. First we offer Amazon’s own book description followed by some more personal reflections below from Kim, writing at this website: Catherine hurried to the prison with all speed.  There awaiting execution was Niccolo, a young […]

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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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Church in Crisis Books: Exodus by Dave Shiflett

Exodus: Why Americans Are Fleeing Liberal Churches for Conservative Christianity by Dave Shiflett Book Description – Adapted from Amazon (With Further Comments from Roger below) Why, in this age of moral relativism, are millions of people eager to adopt tougher and more traditional religious practices? Why are they fleeing denominations that focus on social justice […]

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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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Marian Books: Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words

Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words Book Description (Adapted from Amazon): Fatima in Lucia’s Own Words contains the memoirs and letters of the last surviving seer of Fatima, Lucia dos Santos. The book describes her own life and the character, life and deaths of the other two children – Jacinta and Francisco. Included are visions of […]

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Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices by Ann Ball

    Where do I begin? For it is always hard to review a book one hasn’t read! Yet one doesn’t really a book like this, which forms a comprehensive encyclopedia of Catholic devotions and practices. Instead, one learns from it over a lifetime, dipping in again and again … Yet even if I cannot write […]

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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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St. Philomena and the Curé d’Ars

  Last Wednesday was the Feast of St. John Marie Baptiste Vianney, the Curé d’Ars, who is known so well for having transformed the small French town of Ars into a hive of faith and piety. He is also known for the number of hours spent in the confessional, hearing confessions for hours and hours […]

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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

    New Book from Angelico Press!

    "The Gentle Traditionalist returns with a vengeance in this stand-alone sequel ... this book skewers the modern malaise with the kind of sanity we have come to expect from this author” — CHARLES A. COULOMBE

    ”Buck’s latest foray is a grand success ... The story features the same singular combination of whimsy and surprise, keen social commentary, and deft argumentation as the first [book]. The Gentle Traditionalist Returns appeals to what is best and deepest in us, so that we will reengage with that which ultimately matters while there is yet time.” — PETER KWASNIEWSKI

    ”A brilliant diagnosis of the spiritual malaise of modern society, written with gentleness, generosity, humour, pathos ... and, above all else, love”— MAOLSHEACHLANN Ó CEALLAIGH

    buy-at-amazon Video about New Book here:

  • 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


    See Reviews in Full Here!


    Read First Chapter Online Here!


    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum



    ”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


    See Reviews in Full Here!


  • 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 …

  • First Video from Kim Buck!