Category Archives: Reviews

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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Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (Review)

Reflections on the first of Graham Greene’s Catholic novels – Brighton Rock from 1938.

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On Purgatory: Hungry Souls by G.J.M. Van Den Aardweg (Review)

Reflections on Hungry Souls – a moving, important book about the reality of Purgatory and the Holy Souls.

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Essays of a Catholic: A Fine Introduction to Hilaire Belloc (Review)

These essays from the great Catholic thinker Hilaire Belloc offer an exceptional introduction to his thinking – as well as a somber review of the fall of Christendom.

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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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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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The Letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque – Book Review

Considering the love and passion in the 142 letters of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque …

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Sacred Heart: Gateway to God by Wendy M. Wright (Book Review)

Wendy M. Wright offers an introduction to the Catholic tradition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

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A Film on Our Lady of Fatima – The 13th Day (Review)

This is a much needed, very important film about Fatima and the 1917 Apparitions of Our Lady – with beautiful photography.

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The Popes Against Modern Errors – a ‘Review’

The Popes Against Modern Errors – not so much a review, but a little notice of my appreciation for this poignant reminder of how counter-cultural the Catholic Church really was …

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Fatima The Great Sign by Francis Johnston

  Let me begin with a few words I have written elsewhere at this site: There is a truly staggering  – and relatively very recent – phenomenon within the history of the Church, which it seems to me is never given sufficient attention. It is Fatima. How I ask myself, can so many people ignore […]

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The Sacred Heart and Sr. Josefa Menendez: The Way of Divine Love (Review)

The Sacred Heart speaks to Sr. Josefa Menendez in the extraordinary Way of Divine Love. A few notes at this website devoted to the Sacred Heart.

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Review: Catholics Britain’s Largest Minority by Dennis Sewell

Small review of an admirable, insightful book from Dennis Sewell: Catholics Britain’s Largest Minority.

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Encyclopedia of Catholic Devotions and Practices by Ann Ball

    Where do I begin? For it is always hard to review a book one hasn’t read! Yet one doesn’t really a book like this, which forms a comprehensive encyclopedia of Catholic devotions and practices. Instead, one learns from it over a lifetime, dipping in again and again … Yet even if I cannot write […]

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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


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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!