I pray it will not be seen as "spam" if I promote my own book here, The Gentle Traditionalist, which has just come out from Angelico Press in America. Please forgive me if I err ... For despite the fact that I am an American living in Ireland and this book is published in America, it is a book about Catholic Ireland and my love for Ireland. It is also relevant to much that is being said here at this forum regarding the current situation here in Ireland. Moreover, I truly hope and pray that, by the Grace of God, the book can do something about that situation - help just a little. As Mary Kenny, author of Goodbye to Catholic Ireland etc said in her review: "This is one of the most unusual books I’ve ever read. It’s a spiritual journey, a romance and a quest; a reflection on history and a discourse on faith and tradition . . . written throughout with passion and engagement, with a touching and deep-seated love for Ireland and for the sweetness and humanity that have been embedded in Irish country values. Some readers will want to argue with the text. Others will be stimulated to ponder the question whether in the course of modernisation globalised Ireland has lost the essence that was its soul." Her full review and other reviews can be found here at my site: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/the-gentle-traditionalist-available-now-at-amazon/ My site has also has some extracts from the book.: Here are the key ones. Note that the book ranges a lot in both content and style. Some of it is straight narrative for example, but more of it is in dialogue format about issues in the Church and secular society as it is in Ireland today. Also some of it is satire, some of it is very serious etc.. First Chapter Entire first chapter now here with more about the book. http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/the-gentle-traditionalist-chapter-one/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/the-gentle-traditionalist-chapter-one/[/URL] At the Sign of the Gentle Traditionalist Short more whimsical extract from second chapter: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/at-the-sign-of-the-gentle-traditionalist/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/at-the-sign-of-the-gentle-traditionalist/[/URL] Famished for Christendom Short but KEY extract to what the whole book is about: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/famished-for-christendom/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/famished-for-christendom/[/URL] This is my favourite short post on the book. Love the pictures I found for it too! The Gentle Traditionalist on the Superiority Complex of the 1960s Speaks for itself: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/09/the-gentle-traditionalist-on-the-superiority-complex-of-the-1960s/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/09/the-gentle-traditionalist-on-the-superiority-complex-of-the-1960s/[/URL] The Gentle Traditionalist meets the Man with No Name Slightly silly - satire on the New Age but with a deeper undercurrent:http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/secularism-is-the-air-that-we-breathe/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/secularism-is-the-air-that-we-breathe/[/URL] Catholic Counter-Revolution and the Counter-Revolutionary Mind Features a small extract contained within a longer post:http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/05/catholic-counter-revolution-and-the-counter-revolutionary-mind/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/05/catholic-counter-revolution-and-the-counter-revolutionary-mind/[/URL] Secularism is the Air that We Breathe … Same as above. Short extract incorporated into longer post. http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/secularism-is-the-air-that-we-breathe/]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/11/secularism-is-the-air-that-we-breathe/[/URL] And these extracts and a few other posts about the book can be found in this archive of posts here: http://corjesusacratissimum.org/tag/the-gentle-traditionalist]http://corjesusacratissimum.org/tag/the-gentle-traditionalist[/URL] 1916 is also a theme in the book and I will be posting an extract about that in time, as well as others.