Video—First Chapter: The Gentle Traditionalist (Plus Some Personal Notes)

As we recently “explained” here, both this website and my private life have been beset with problems, technical and personal. Much-needed repairs to this website mean there will be little in terms of new posts for a while yet. But I have a new video here, which, as explained below, comes in TWO distinctly different parts.

The first part is the opening chapter of my book The Gentle Traditionalist (first 29 minutes).

After that a very different section of rather more personal commentary follows.

I not only say a little of myself —where I am in this mad new world of 2020 — but I also offer some reflections on: the Catholic Mystery, the dehumanisation of our corporate, computerised  society, as well as the hope of Saints and Angels interceding for us.

Other themes in the video include Catholic Ireland and France, the Latin Mass, Catholic conversion, the New Age Movement and the love of Christ and Our Lady.

The second part also features a lot of gorgeous medieval Gothic imagery to overlay my voice . . .

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We also take this opportunity to post a few reviews (or blurbs, really) regarding my latest book: The Gentle Traditionalist Returns.

“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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    Jonathan Michael

    Dear Roger Buck,
    I hope all is well; may Our Lord always be with you in these times of trial, and may you have the peace of God.
    I am a Christian in Sweden who has appreciated your blog after I found it some time ago. My family lived briefly in Ireland a decade ago and we do love that magical island.
    I would like to write you an email, but found no contact information on your blog. Maybe you can reply to this comment by sending me an email, so I get your address?
    Yours sincerely, Jonathan