Category Archives: Reviews

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 of an ongoing collected works, we are indebted to Arouca Press for restoring to public awareness a little-known Twentieth Century Catholic essayist of the highest rank. Honestly, this is someone who, […]

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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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Inspiration from the Saints by Maolsheachlann Ó Ceallaigh (Review)

Here is a wonderful new book from Maolsheachlann Ó Ceallaigh not only on the Saints – but on the living mystery and miracle that is Catholic Christianity …

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A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

Reviewed here is Charles A. Coulombe’s: A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail – a magnificent book about Christendom and potent antidote to the New Age Movement.

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Review – Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness by Peter Kwasniewski

A review of Peter Kwasnieski’s glorious new book Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness: Why the Modern Age needs the Mass of Ages.

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Star-Spangled Crown by Charles A. Coulombe – Review

A review of Star-Spangled Crown by Charles A. Coulombe, where love of America, Americana and American Counter-Revolution all meet in a feast of a book …

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Phoenix from the Ashes: The Making, Unmaking, and Restoration of Catholic Tradition by H.J.A. Sire (Review)

Reviewed here: Phoenix from the Ashes by H.J.A. Sire – a genuine masterpiece of scholarship and gravitas regarding the fate of Catholic Tradition.

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From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond by Thomas Storck – Review

A truly great book from Thomas Storck: From Christendom to Americanism and Beyond: The Long Jagged Trail to a Postmodern Void. A review with quotes …

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Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis by Peter Kwasniewski – Review

The traditional Latin Mass resurgent … In this beautiful, heartfelt book, Peter Kwasniewski examines the crisis of the Church and points the way home …

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The Cruise of the Nona by Hilaire Belloc – Review with Extract

The Cruise of the Nona by Hilaire Belloc with a small review and profound passage from the book.

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Goodbye to Catholic Ireland by Mary Kenny: Review and Commentary

How the Irish lost the civilisation they created: an in-depth review and commentary of Goodbye to Catholic Ireland by Mary Kenny. We consider many things, from sexual abuse to suicide to the former happiness of Ireland …

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Mustard Seeds: A Conservative Becomes a Catholic by L. Brent Bozell (Review)

On L. Brent Bozell’s Mustard Seeds: A Conservative Becomes a Catholic – an in-depth appreciation of a great inspiration for this website and his most important book.

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The Submerged Reality – a Book on Sophiology by Michael Martin

The Submerged Reality – Sophiology and the Turn to a Poetic Metaphysics by Michael Martin, reviewed. A book which follows Valentin Tomberg and Meditations on the Tarot. In my opinion, the finest so far in English.

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Against Inclusiveness by James Kalb (Review)

Why inclusiveness spells fascism …

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On Christendom — and Europe and the Faith by Hilaire Belloc

First part of an introduction to Hilaire Belloc’s classic text Europe and the Faith, broken down into sections with long passages quoted.

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Joan of Arc by Hilaire Belloc (Review)

Of Christendom and Catholic France: Hilaire Belloc’s beautiful and poetic Joan of Arc …

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The Song of Bernadette by Franz Werfel (Review)

On Franz Werfel’s masterpiece about Our Lady of Lourdes: The Song of Bernadette – with extracts from the text and numerous photos of Lourdes, then and now.

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Hilaire Belloc on The Great Heresies (Review)

Hilaire Belloc on the great heresies – and a prophetic look at things as varied as Capitalism, Communism and even the renewed paganism of the New Age movement.

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Monarchy – A Study of Louis XIV by Hilaire Belloc (Review)

A detailed review of Hilaire Belloc’s classic work on Monarchy – A Study of Louis XIV. It is also a book about Catholic France, Christendom and Capitalism – and ultimately Counter Revolution …

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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

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  • 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

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    See Reviews in Full Here!

     

    Read First Chapter Online Here!

     

    Cor Jesu Sacratissimum

     

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    ”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

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  • 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!