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“To Make the World Safe for Shopping”: John C. Rao on a Covert Revolution

John C Rao on American-led modernity’s endeavour “to destroy man, nature and culture – in order, ultimately, to make the world safe for shopping.”

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Video: The Gentle Traditionalist: the Opening (+ Personal Notes)

A new video with two distinctly DIFFERENT parts. First, a reading, then . . .

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American Grace: The Eightfold Kingdom Within by Carol Robinson (Review)

Arouca Press rescues a great American Catholic from the depths of obscurity. A stunning book in the spirit of the Chesterbelloc, but also highly original.

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Unflinching Witness: Peter Kwasniewski’s Tradition and Sanity (Review)

Peter A. Kwasniewski’s Unflinching Witness to the most serious, fundamental malady of our age: how the Church, which is the Heart of the World, has forgotten her way.

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Video: New Age Dogma

As we recently “explained” here, both this website and my private life have been beset with problems, technical and personal. Indeed, things are moving so slowly at this old breaking-down website that I never even realised I posted a “new” video – released 10 months ago, back in January! There is little in me to explain […]

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First Chapter – The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

First Chapter of The Gentle Traditionalist Returns – with a dream about the Chesterbelloc . . .

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Video: An American Moves to Europe

What happens when you mix Chesterton, Belloc, Charles de Gaulle, GAFA, Ireland and France with Margaret Thatcher’s devastation of Britain, the Jam and “A Town Called Malice” . . . ?

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Some Sort of Apology

Apologies and Excuses for Long Neglect.

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Integrity: Volume 1 – Book Review

  A new term emerged in 1960s America: the “Counter Culture” heralding a milieu that would prove as transitory as it was shallow. For the hippies never succeeded in creating a genuine cultural alternative to the crass commercial civilisation they revolted against. Either they became New Agers, often with a rampant commercialism of their own, […]

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Breaking the Chains of Mediocrity by Carol Jackson Robinson (Review)

  When sitting down to write, I began jotting “this book is wonderful”. Those words are not enough. For with this short first volume in an ongoing collected works, Arouca Press restores to public awareness a little-known Twentieth Century Catholic essayist of the highest rank. Honestly, this is someone who, it seems to me, is […]

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Video: Through the Embers of Christendom

If anyone is following this long-neglected website, now obviously breaking down, with (perhaps sinfully) long-neglected comments, they may wonder what is going on. Part of the answer to that question is that, till lately, I have been not only far away from this website, but away from home and away from the internet almost completely. […]

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Michael Martin’s Transfiguration: Notes toward a Radical Catholic Reimagination of Everything

The following review wasn’t supposed to happen. For, as I have tried to make clear, this website is virtually dormant. The plan was to revive it later this spring. But life, as John Lennon sang – once memorably, now perhaps cliched – is what happens while making other plans. And a burst of life unexpectedly produced the […]

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Probably My Best Video Yet …

As the title suggests, I am more happy with this video than any other so far (although Episode 16 here is a close runner-up and very key to to my work). Unlike the “epic” Episode 16, however, this video has the added advantage of being much shorter and more succinct. For these reasons, I would […]

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Video: The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

The Gentle Traditionalist returns in a sequel to be published this year by Angelico Press! More about my new book in this video here: We are also planning that this website return from its near-dormant status to proper activity. But the time is not quite yet …   Click to see my book at Amazon […]

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Video: Catholic Fire and Holy Liturgy

Introducing my wife Kim in this latest video …

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Video: Patrick Pearse, Éamon de Valera and the Easter Rising

This video addresses Patrick Pearse, Éamon de Valera and the leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916. Men, this is to say, who sacrificed their lives for a vision of Ireland utterly different to the contemporary globalist, socially and economically liberal world order that dominates the nation today.

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Video: Feminism, the Alt-Right and Enantiodromia

On the Enantiodromia of the Alt-Right …

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Video: The Indoctrination of Ireland (and the World)

“This feels for me the most important video I have yet done. It is both a political statement – and very, very much a personal one. I have bared more of my soul in this one than any other.”

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Video: Abortion and the Tragedy of Ireland

A tragedy of unthinkable proportions befell the Irish Republic on May 25th 2018: Her people voted in a referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, paving the way for abortion on demand. This video explores this catastrophe.

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Video on the Latin Mass – and Peter Kwasniewski’s Wonderful New Book!

  Herewith a video on the Latin Mass with just a few added comments below:   Some haphazard notes: I am slowly returning to this website after an extremely long spell away, some of it due to difficult family circumstances and much of it completely (and blissfully) offline. Being utterly away from the Internet for […]

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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!