Thursday, May 21, 2015

Review of "VATICAN" by Malachi Martin

 
 
The Modern Church... A Thriller!
 
 
VATICAN by Malachi Martin was one of the more fun reads I have enjoyed of late. In this epic thriller, Martin relates the history of The Catholic Church from the close of World War Two to the end of John Paul II's reign. The decades-long struggle for the soul and future of The Church is depicted through a thin veil of fiction. The names of the players have been changed to protect both the innocent and not so innocent, but anyone who knows Rome's history during the latter half of the twentieth century will have no trouble determining who Malachi Martin is portraying.

The story is told mostly from the point of view of a young American priest who arrives at the Vatican as the Nazis are fleeing Italy. We follow his rise through the ranks of the Curia even as we watch The Church crumble around him. The novel has all the cloak and dagger intrigue of any good spy novel, plenty of philosophical musings on the cultures of the world and The Church plus a climatic ending that might just get you cheering.

I know I did.

I can't recommend it enough.
 
 
 



Friday, March 20, 2015

Review of Chesterton's ORTHODOXY.




This may be Chesterton’s greatest work.

The inimitable GK takes the reader on his intellectual journey to Catholicism, pointing out along the way the various dead-ends and precipitous falls into the irrational (and even madness) that the world’s alternative to Christian orthodoxy lead. Often amusing, always exciting, Chesterton’s writing is the product of a first rate mind and heart speaking to us from the last golden days of Christendom. ORTHODOXY, like all his works are warnings from a prophet seeing the first shadows slithering across the horizon, seeking to smother life out of The Church.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Stirrings of a Crusade?

With the proper focus and discipline this movement could grow throughout the rest of Europe and England. With the right leadership they can become a powerful political force in the EU,  killing off sharia once and for all.

That would be one very worthy Goooaaalll!!!

http://www.clarionproject.org/analysis/german-football-hooligans-take-battle-against-salafists