Monthly Archives: October 2013

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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The Holy Hour: In Gethsemane

To pray the Holy Hour is to meditate on Gethsemane and on the Fall. Our Lord first called St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to this devotion in 1674.

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Denial of the Fall: The Triumph of Freemasonry?

A continued reflection on the cultural denial of the Fall in light of Pope Leo XIII’s warnings in regard to Freemasonry.

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Pope Leo XIII, Pope Francis, Masonic Lobbies – and Christendom

Pope Francis’s recent mention of Masonic Lobbies is only testimony to an ongoing problem that Popes have written of since the Nineteenth Century: the destruction of Christendom.

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The Sacred Heart of Jesus is Our Home (Feast of St. Margaret Mary)

The Sacred Heart is our home: Recollecting the Passion of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque on the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Legacy of Pope Benedict XVI (an Overview by Charles A. Coulombe – Reviewed)

Charles A. Coulombe provides a stunning overview of the the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI.

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Yearning for the Traditional Latin Mass

One may feel the deepest yearning for the traditional Latin Mass. Once one has first tasted it, it is difficult to be deprived …

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The Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus to Bl. Benoîte Rencurel

Here is a detailed account of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Laus to Bl. Benoîte Rencurel – as written by J. Spencer Northcote.

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart in Catholic Ireland

How did the Sacred Heart devotion become so established in Catholic Ireland? One must look to Fr. James Cullen and his Irish Messenger of the Sacred Heart.

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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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On the Eve of My Half-Centenary: Losing My Ecumenism

An uncomfortable, personal post about the need for courage …

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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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  • 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!