Tag Archives: Church in Crisis

First Chapter – The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

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

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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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In Persona Christi

Through the Sacrament of Ordination, Christ acts through His priests and here is why the experience of receiving from Eucharistic Ministers at Holy Communion may be unsettling.

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Progressive Pathology, Hilaire Belloc and the Catholic Mystery (Video)

Here is a post and video regarding the great Hilaire Belloc, both prophet of the progressive pathology we witness today and defender of the only answer to address it: the Catholic Mystery.

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Pentecost – and a Continued Call to Counter Revolution

Another video on things ranging from Catholic France, the Latin Mass, Hilaire Belloc, G.K. Chesterton, the tunnel-visioned media, Capitalism, Distributism, the website Fish Eaters, pornography and social decay, the noble quest for sexual chastity, abortion, Noam Chomsky, Bernie Sanders and the fate of the West.

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Holy Mass – Reverent or Irreverent?

    Early one Sunday evening, I went to Holy Mass. It was exquisite. The priest wore deep rich purple vestments, for it was Septuagisima Sunday. His chasuble was wholly visible, as he stood facing the tabernacle with the congregation. I was in the choir and the Gregorian chant we sang was sublime. The incense was heavenly and the priest’s […]

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At Last! Cor Jesu Sacratissimum – the Book

Announcing the book Cor Jesu Sacratissimum: From Secularism and the New Age to Christendom Renewed by the co-author of this website, Roger Buck.

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The Mass Rocks in Ireland …

The Mass rocks in Ireland … sadly, oh so sadly.

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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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Illness, Providence, Ireland – and H. J. A. Sire

Normally, I resist speaking too personally at this site. However, after long weeks of absence from it, some sort of explanation seems in order. Thus, I begin by pasting in a very personal notice I originally wrote for Facebook: Some of you may have wondered what happened to me – given that I’ve neither been on Facebook, nor been blogging, […]

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Sacred Heart or Cartoon Jesus?

Musings on the Year of Mercy, Cartoon Jesus and the Mercy of His Most Sacred Heart …

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Urgency, Joy and Catholic Traditionalism

Why Catholic Traditionalism needs both joy and a sense of urgency – with an extract from my book The Gentle Traditionalist.

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The Gentle Traditionalist – Available Now at Amazon!

All about The Gentle Traditionalist by Roger Buck from Angelico Press – now available at Amazon!

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The Gentle Traditionalist – Chapter One

Opening chapter of my new novel The Gentle Traditionalist from Angelico Press.

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Praise for the Gentle Traditionalist

Reviews for The Gentle Traditionalist a new book by Roger Buck from Angelico Press in paperback by November 30th.

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Famished for Christendom

Why certains souls in this world reject secularism: They are famished for Christendom. Contains a small extract from The Gentle Traditionalist my upcoming book from Angelico Press.

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Father Dwight Longenecker, Joseph Ratzinger and the Mystery of the Liturgy

Benedict XVI: ‘The ecclesial crisis in which we find ourselves today depends in great part upon the collapse of the liturgy.’ The grave issue that Benedict XVI suffered, which Father Longenecker does not appear to suffer …

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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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Catholic Traditionalists and Liberals: The Tragic War

Catholic traditionalists are understandably grieved by the tragic changes in the Church and yet …

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The Loss of Ad Orientam and Other Liturgical Tragedies

Why the ad orientam change is a tragedy amidst other liturgical tragedies …

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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!