Tag Archives: Enlightenment

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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Reviews and Reflections on my Big Cor Jesu Book

Reviews and reflections on a new big book: Cor Jesu Sacratissimum. From Secularism and the New Age to Christendom Renewed by Roger Buck from Angelico Press.

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G.K. Chesterton and The Gentle Traditionalist on Secular Dogmas

The great G.K. Chesterton was a prophet who clearly saw the blind, unconscious nature of Secular Dogma.

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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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The Gentle Traditionalist – Chapter One

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

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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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Valentin Tomberg, the Reformation and the Enlightenment

How Valentin Tomberg’s Catholic thinking was marked by a profound critique of the Reformation and the Enlightenment.

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Denial of the Fall: The Triumph of Freemasonry?

A continued reflection on the cultural denial of the Fall in light of Pope Leo XIII’s warnings in regard to Freemasonry.

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Catholic Counter Revolution, the Land and the Enlightenment Myth of Progress

Pauls Kingsnorth does not belong to the Catholic Counter Revolution – and yet his writings about land and the Enlightenment myth of progress will speak to Counter Revolutionaries everywhere.

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The Enlightenment: Stripped and Naked We Die

Stripped and naked, we die. Were you to ask me, dear Reader, for a five word précis of my last entry at this weblog, I doubt I could do much better than that. For the point of that entry was that the fruits of the Enlightenment had left us stripped, stripped of the very things […]

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The Death Cult Progeny of the Enlightenment

Is the only means for saving human civilisation through the restoration of the lost authority of the Church? Is the only means of restoring the lost authority of the Church through the undoing of so, so much that happened in the wake of Vatican II? Whatever the merit of these questions and however bizarre they […]

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It´s the Epistemology, Stupid!

Epistemology is at the root of the world crisis. Must remember that, stupid!

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    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



    ”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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    TWO-part “Celtic Connections” EWTN  Interview!

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