How Catholicism Made Me Human (My Best Video Yet)

As the title suggests, I am more happy with this video than any other so far (although Episode Sixteen here is a close runner-up and very key to to my work).

Unlike the “epic” two hour Episode Sixteen, however, this video has the added advantage of being much shorter and more succinct. It is only twenty minutes long and is a recording of a short talk I recently gave for the Legion of Mary in Ireland (Belfast to be precise).

The Legion of Mary in Ireland! Here I would like to offer a small tribute to you. How you move my heart! How needed and important is your work!

Now, clearly I am unusually happy with this short video. And for that reason would especially appreciate people sharing this particular one on social media.

Thank you if you can help . . . Because this blog, whilst near-dormant at this moment, as well as the YouTube channel, form parts of a greater project, a project which I plan to push forward with in a bigger way when possible.

And the video speaks to a key part of that project: understanding and combatting the New Age Movement that so few Catholics seem to really recognise as a menace to the Faith . . . almost like a Second Reformation that goes entirely unnoticed in our midst.

Meanwhile, the Catholic Mystery serves to humanise us and great organisations like the Legion of Mary possess riches that New Agers, like my former self, may never glimpse . . .

Update 2023:

Since this video was originally posted, my third book The Gentle Traditionalist Returns has been published. And its theme is very much in accord with the above: the humanising nature of the Catholic Mystery and the New Age invasion in Ireland (and elsewhere in the world).

I pray the book can help to understand these things better.

Rather than say much more myself here, however, I simply take this opportunity to post a few reviews (or blurbs, really) regarding the book.

“Roger Buck’s character, the ‘Gentle Traditionalist,’ returns with a vengeance in this stand-alone sequel. Set against the backdrop of modern Ireland’s headlong flight from sanity, this book skewers the modern malaise with the kind of sanity we have come to expect from this author.”–CHARLES A. COULOMBE , author of Puritan’s Empire: A Catholic Perspective on American History

”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, author of Reclaiming Our Roman Catholic Birthright.

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

“Those who were charmed by Roger Buck’s previous books–well, prepare to be charmed again, but also warned and given plenty of food for thought. This book strikes a more somber note, but one tuned to the timbre of our times. Read it and tune in.”– THOMAS STORCK , author of From Christendom to Americanism

The Gentle Traditionalist Returns is a welcome visit from an old friend. Roger Buck’s delightful narrative–as the title assures us–gently leads the reader into a new perspective on the Catholic Mystery. An absolutely refreshing read!”–MICHAEL MARTIN, author of Transfiguration: Notes Toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

“Once again, Roger Buck has shown himself to be a prophet in the tradition of Ezekiel; he is the watchman on the wall. Buck’s experience as a convert from New Age activism has uniquely fitted him for this vocation.”–GERARD O’SHEA , author of Educating in Christ

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