Category Archives: Reviews

A Primer for Catholic Theology: The Christian Theological Tradition by Cory and Hollerich

  I am really very fond of this book – although it is not as traditional as most of the books I now praise at this site and I first it read during a time when I was much less traditionally Catholic than I am today. Still, this American college textbook is the best beginner’s […]

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Pope St Pius X by F.A. Forbes (Review)

A slim volume about the life and times of the beautiful St. Pope Pius X is helpful as a simple introduction to this great Saint – but it may leave one hungry for more.

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Louis Veuillot – The Liberal Illusion (Book Review)

An invaluable insight into the Catholic France of 1866 by Louis Veuillot – which is still very relevant today in terms of the Liberal Illusion.

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All Things Made New by Stratford Caldecott (Review)

Stratford Caldecott’s All Things Made New serves to wonderfully restore symbolism and numerological correspondences to the Catholic imagination.

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Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action – Thomas Massaro S. J. (Review)

A simple little primer on Catholic Social Justice …

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Cloak and Dagger by Bill Mantlo and Rick Leonardi (Review)

Catholicism in Marvel Comics – Mantlo’s heartfelt scripts, Leonardi’s art and the amount of Catholic iconography and Catholic themes make for a remarkable comic book.

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American Catholic by Charles R. Morris – a ‘Review’

Some brief considerations of American Catholic by Charles R. Morris – a book that perhaps tells us almost as much about the passion of Catholic Ireland as it does Catholic America …

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Book Review: Padre Pio: The True Story

The astonishing story of Padre Pio moved me to tears.

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DVD Review: Daredevil

Catholicism and the superhero: A Marvel comic book movie replete with Catholic themes and iconography.

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Book Review: The Key of the Mysteries

As I have recently explained elsewhere, I have decided to place at this site some old reviews I originally wrote for Amazon, concerned with Eliphas Lévi. And as I have further explained there, I do place them here with a warning Caveat Lector. For while there is much that is beautiful in the mature Eliphas […]

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Eliphas Lévi by Thomas A Williams (Review)

A review of Thomas William’s heartfelt biography of Eliphas Levi – a jewel!

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On Archbishop Lefebvre: The Horn of the Unicorn by David Allen White (Review)

  Weeping. I watch her weeping. My beloved weeps, while she reads this book. This book, we read it together. Our hearts ripped. ***** The book calls itself a mosaic. It is written in an unusual style. In fragments. Shards of the life of Archbishop Lefebvre juxtaposed with fragments from the Twentieth Century, which serve […]

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The White Cockade by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

  For reasons that should shortly become clear, the term ‘Book Review’ may be a misnomer here. But first, let me just say that what we have to do with here, is a reprint of a very slim volume of poems by Charles A. Coulombe, written in his youth, back in the 1980’s. Also included […]

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The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves – Curtis White (Review)

  Recently I have been re-reading a book by Curtis White, who is a penetrating thinker, though hardly a Christian one. The book is called: The Middle Mind: Why Americans Don’t Think for Themselves. White is a university professor and like myself, is an American, and what he means by The Middle Mind is the […]

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The Jesuits – Malachi Martin (Review)

The Jesuits by Malachi Martin, where the ex-Jesuit Martin recounts not only the Jesuits origins, but the tragedy that has befallen them …

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The Curé d’Ars by François Trochu (Review – with Extracts from the Book)

A review – with lengthy extracts – from François Trochu’s classic biography of the Curé d’Ars. This book offers a window not only onto the life of the Saint, but of Catholic France.

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St. Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal by Joseph Dirvin (Book Review)

Miracles in the Rue du Bac, Paris: The story of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Saint Catherine Labouré beautifully told by Joseph Dirvin

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St. John Bosco by F.A. Forbes (Book Review)

A small review of a beautiful book by F.A. Forbes on a beautiful Saint – St. John Bosco

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Lazarus Come Forth by Valentin Tomberg (Review)

  The first part here is a slightly-edited version of a review I wrote for Amazon some years back … This book – I am incapable of thinking of it as anything other than one of the greatest books of the twentieth century. My writing of these words is very, very personal. Though I never […]

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The Pope’s Legion by Charles A. Coulombe (Review)

The Pope’s Legion: Charles A. Coulombe writing about the Sixties – a very different Sixties …

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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!