Tag Archives: Catholic Ireland

The Holy Family – Model for Family Life

In this month of the Holy Family, it is fitting that we reflect on it as a model for family life in our modern, broken society.

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On Ireland and the Anglosphere, Protestantism and New Age Neo-Paganism

Some reflections on Catholic Ireland and its exceptional role in regards to the Anglosphere, Protestantism and New Age Neo-Paganism.

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God Now Has a Human Heart …

At the centre of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus lies the staggering realisation that since the Incarnation, God now has a human heart …

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The Destruction of the Twelve Days of Christmas

      Roger and I returned to Ireland in April. Our house is opposite the village chapel, which sounds the Angelus at twelve noon and six o’clock in the evening. After living in the UK, where the Angelus is rarely heard, this was so exciting for me. I had the imagination that we were […]

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Christendom and the Dictatorship of Relativism

Benedict XVI saw how we are building a dictatorship of relativism, with a measure so very different to that of Christendom …

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Christendom and the ‘Integral Substance of the Eucharistic Mystery’

Benedict XVI saw the ‘Integral Substance of the Eucharistic Mystery’ at the heart of Christendom.

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Holy France and Catholic Europe

Catholic France and Catholic Europe were so very different from Protestant Europe, until even very recently. Elodie, the wife of Hilaire Belloc, yearned it seemed for ‘Holy France’.

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart in Catholic Ireland

How did the Sacred Heart devotion become so established in Catholic Ireland? One must look to Fr. James Cullen and his Irish Messenger of the Sacred Heart.

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On the Eve of My Half-Centenary: Losing My Ecumenism

An uncomfortable, personal post about the need for courage …

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The Institute of Christ the King – and its Praises

Praise be the Institute of Christ the King. Some recollections of the Institute in Madrid, Liverpool and in Catholic Ireland.

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On the Latin Mass in Ireland

Why the Latin Mass is needed – in Catholic Ireland, as everywhere. And so why the Institute of Christ the King in Limerick deserves support.

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On Catholic Ireland, the Institute of Christ the King and more …

On the tragedy of Catholic Ireland and the need for the Institute of Christ the King.

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Up Against the Wall: Catholicism and Modern Ideology

There is a wall against Catholicism. The wall has dominated Anglo culture – Catholic Ireland excepted – for centuries. But now the wall is being erected, even in Ireland.

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The Future of Irish Catholicism?

    This blog, in so many ways, is the result of a journey: From Catholic Ireland to the ruins of Catholic France – and back again. Admittedly, there was also time spent in Britain and Spain, along the way. Still, my life, my writings are shaped by Catholic France and Catholic Ireland in a very […]

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Notes from Hibernia

  Some notes from Hibernia, some of them quite personal. I have had very little time to devote either to this website or to personal correspondence this summer. All I could manage was posting some pre- written extracts from my upcoming book, Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. Happily, that time-situation, at least, seems to be changing  – […]

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The Catholic Ireland of Éamon de Valera

      Today, we continue with extracts on Ireland, from my upcoming book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. [UPDATE: Now Available here!] Two earlier instalments have appeared: Encountering Catholic Ireland (here) and Charity, Community and Caring in Catholic Ireland (here). In the most recent of those, I commented on my experience of living in Ireland and being […]

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Protecting Ireland from the Sword of Death

  There shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears: And will indeed turn away their hearing from the truth, but will be turned into fables. (Saint Paul to Timothy (2 Timothy 4:3-4)   Many years ago, Roger and […]

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Hilaire Belloc, St. Patrick and Catholic Ireland

The great Hilaire Belloc considers St. Patrick and the history of Catholic Ireland. A joy!

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Charity, Community and Caring in Catholic Ireland

On discovering uncommon caring and community in rural, Western Catholic Ireland …

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Ireland, Holy Island …

  Here I am now in Ireland. A new home, in a new country. I am bewildered by the move, but very happy in my heart and in my soul. I have moved from my homeland, England – which has not felt like home for a long time. I was brought up by atheist parents, […]

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  • Books from Roger Buck

    Foreword by Roger Buck

  • 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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    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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    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.

  • First Video from Kim Buck!