Tag Archives: Liturgy and Sacraments

The Joy of Confession and Absolution

The Sacrament of Confession is a joy to feel. Absolution brings such strength and clarity …

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Pope St. Pius X on Holy Communion – Frequent and Daily

In 1905, the pontificate of the great Pope St. Pius X expressed the burning need for frequent and daily reception of Holy Communion. Today a hundred years later, the need would seem more grave still …

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From the New Age Movement to the Heart of Christ

A Catholic and Christian convert from the New Age movement looks at the ongoing experience of communion with the Heart of Christ.

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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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Stripped of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery …

The loss to the world of the Seven Sacraments of the Catholic Mystery is incalculable. Without all Seeven Sacraments, Christianity may continue to wither.

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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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The Solace of the Sacraments

      First, a personal note. As my beloved said in her last entry, certain personal problems are again holding up this website. Kim also asked for prayers for a certain soul she called M. Dear Reader, I would also like to ask you for any prayers you might give for M. It is […]

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On Liturgical Abuse and Zany Catholicism

The crisis of the Church lies so largely in the modern liturgy. Liturgical abuse is leading to a modern zany form of Catholicism, from clown Masses to Masses with rock music and even KISS.

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The Holy Mass: Losing Reverence means Losing Credibility …

  Here are further extracts from my upcoming book: While a subtle (or not so subtle!) materialism gains ever-greater credence in the Church, that which is distinctly Catholic becomes sidelined. Nowhere is the situation more grave than in the attitudes towards the Eucharist. Following the Vatican Council, there was a widespread tendency to recast the […]

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Upholding the Day of His Ascension

    I like to think of the Liturgical Year, like a system of arteries and veins – through which the Blood flows to each and every member of the Mystical Body of Christ. The Liturgical Year makes real our Catholic Faith. As we travel through the year, we experience anew the great Mysteries of […]

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Encountering Catholic Ireland

Encountering Catholic Ireland … a personal journey into Irish culture.

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Secularism and the Feast of Christ the King

  Today is the Feast of Christ the King. And how Kim and I have been blessed today by a high Latin Mass celebrated today by the Institute of Christ the King … Now, it is a truism that the Catholic Church has changed a great deal since Vatican II. It is also a truism […]

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Adoration of the Precious Blood

    When I gaze upon this image, I see so much. Hidden behind the image, I see our Lord Jesus Christ upon the Cross, arms stretched wide, presenting us His Heart, loving. Loving, forgiving, in the midst of His agony. His heart, like the sun, beaming, warming, as Its rays touch each and every […]

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On J.R.R. Tolkien and the Magic of Frequent Communion

    One of the most gratifying things about this website lies in some of the comments I receive. After my last post here about Holy Communion, where I spoke of frequent Communion, I was very moved indeed to receive the following from Matthew: I know exactly what you mean Roger. After Mass I have […]

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On the Personal Experience of the Catholic Sacraments

On the personal experience of the Catholic Sacraments … for with quiet, interior attention, they can be experienced.

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The Church as Living Organism, the Church as Mystery …

    Recently I stammered here a little about the nature of the Church as a Living Organism. And I tried to draw a distinction between the Protestant emphasis on sermons and the Miracle of the Seven Sacraments: The Protestant sermon imparts beliefs. It teaches. Often very good and beautiful things. But the Organism does something else. […]

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Catholicism: Living Mystery or Human Label?

  In dialoguing with non-Catholics in secular society, the greatest problem will frequently be complete lack of understanding. This can easily arise because – often without realising it – non-Catholics and Catholics have completely different understandings of what the Church is. For within the secular world, the idea has become prevalent that Catholicism amounts to […]

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Holy Communion with the Sacred Heart of Jesus

  We are still in the Octave of the Feast of the Sacred Heart and I want to attempt to capture something of my thoughts and feelings on receiving Holy Communion last Friday, on the Feast itself. Since receiving Holy Communion on that Feast, I have been focussed on the meaning of the words, Our […]

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  • The Gentle Traditionalist Returns!

  • First Video from Kim Buck!

  • 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 …

  • 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

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    See Reviews in Full Here!

     

    Read First Chapter Online Here!

     

    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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    See Reviews in Full Here!