Charles A. Coulombe

Charles A. Coulombe


Published Books:

Star-Spangled Crown
Everyman Today Call Rome
Desire & Deception
Puritan's Empire
The White Cockade
Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes
The Pope's Legion
Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World
Haunted Castles of the World
Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legendary Stories of the Supernatural


Charles A. Coulombe was born in Manhattan on the day JFK was elected – November 8, 1960. His parents were actors, and six years later the family moved to Hollywood, California, taking up residence in an apartment building owned by Criswell, the then famed television psychic. Depending upon their financial fortunes, Coulombe went to a mixture of private and public schools in the Los Angeles area, attending college at New Mexico Military Institute and Cal State-Northridge. Spending three years on the Sunset strip as a standup comic, his first book, Everyman Today Call Rome appeared in 1986. The succeeding three decades have been spent writing books and articles, lecturing, and – in recent years – dealing with the internet. He has debated before the Oxford Union, spoken at universities across the United States, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand – and on one memorable occasion in 1999, was trapped with his audience in the former Royal Palace in Bucharest by Papal security. This did, however, allow him to see the future St. John Paul II from above. Coulombe also found himself on one occasion attending a church service with Michael Jackson.

From the decidedly mixed background has come an equally mixed range of interests - Catholicism, comparative religions, literature, cinema, folklore and mythology, Monarchy, heraldry, wildlife conservation, historical preservation, Indian lore (he does not use the p term “Native American,” having been told repeatedly on reservations how offensive Indians outside academia, media, and politics find it) and on and on. Coulombe serves on the boards of the Queen of Angels Foundation and the Canadian Royal Heritage Trust, and is the Western United States representative of the International Monarchist League. He is or has been a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Knights of Peter Claver, the Newman Club of Los Angeles, the British United Services Club of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Breakfast Club, the City Tavern Club, the Mythopoeic Society, the Masquers Club, the Green Room Club of London, the Catholic Writers Guild of Great Britain (the Keys), the Royal Stuart Society, the Irish Georgian Society, the Association Canado-Americaine, and a number of others.

Coulombe would describe himself as a “Generalist.” “Being a Catholic of French descent, living in a city founded by the Spanish, born in one founded by the Dutch, in a country of British political origins – how could I be otherwise?” But despite the eclectic nature of his work, he himself sees it all as embodying a consistent point of view. The truth of that his readers may decide for themselves!

William Biersach and Charles Coulombe regularly hold Catholic Tradition talks at 7:30 PM on the second Friday of every month at St. Therese's Church in Alhambra. For more information, click here. These talks are designed to inform and entertain. You can find and listen to these talks either on the Tumblar House Youtube Channel or you can download them for free here.

Charles is both a Monarchist and Ultra-Realist. To learn more, visit his Monarchist FAQ and Ultra-Realist FAQ.

Fun Interview with Charles Coulombe on the Pope, politics, Harambe the gorilla, and more! (6/14/2016 )

An Interview with Charles A. Coulombe on Catholicism, Monarchy, and American History

Conservatism in America - Has it Ever Existed?

Articles by Charles A. Coulombe


Title Publication Date Category
5 x 6 Feet Undertakimag.com25-Aug-12entertainment
A California Christmastakimag.com19-Dec-11California
A Furor Over Foreskinstakimag.com27-Jul-12Europe, politics
A Mirror Called Madonnatakimag.com3-Nov-12Madonna
A New Road for Scouting?catholicism.org31-Jul-13culture, boy scouts
A Phony Shade of Greentakimag.com3-May-11California, politics
A Tale of Two Francestakimag.com10-Jan-13France
A Tale of Two Riotstakimag.com11-Aug-11Britain, race
A-Hunting We Will Gotumblarhouse.com3-May-16hunting, chivalry, history
Af-gone-istantakimag.com21-Mar-12Afghanistan
After Brexitblog11-Jun-16Britain
America: An Empire?takimag.com28-Dec-07America, history
American Saudadeblog30-May-16Memorial Day, culture
An Impermament Paradise Called Californiatakimag.com7-Jun-11California
An Impermament Paradise Called California (Part Two)takimag.com7-Jun-11California
Angelic Hostscatholicism.org24-Oct-13angels, apologetics
Balancing California's Budget Before it Falls Into the Oceantakimag.com15-Mar-12California, politics
Baseball: LA's Thin Blue Linetakimag.com5-Apr-12California, sports
Born on the Fourth of July?blog4-Jul-16history
By His Enemies You Shall Know Himtakimag.com13-May-09Pope Benedict
Bye-Bye to Butch Broadcasterstakimag.com10-Oct-11broadcast news
Can Chivalry Returntumblarhouse.com31-May-16chivalry
Celebrity Schadenfreudetakimag.com6-Jul-12Hollywood, Tom Cruise
Chavez: Still Riding the Pink Tidetakimag.com19-Apr-12Latin America, politics
Civil War in Venezuela?takimag.com21-Apr-13Venezuela
Coming to a Pointblog21-May-12Anglican Ordinariate
Confederates and Catholics, Unite!takimag.com19-Jul-07history
Conservative American Catholicism: Is There Such a Thing?tumblarhouse.com28-Feb-16politics
Cookery, Cuisine, and the Soulblog30-Aug-16culture, food
Could the Latin Mass Save Western Civilization?takimag.com9-Jul-07history
Death of an Imperial Pen Paltakimag.com11-Jul-11Europe
Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empiretakimag.com1-Sep-11California, race
England and Always: Can These Bones Live?catholicism.org30-Aug-16Britain
England and Always: Coming Homecatholicism.org10-May-16Britain, history
England and Always: Decline and Fallcatholicism.org12-Mar-16Britain, history
England and Always: Good King George and the Dragoncatholicism.org3-Sep-15Britain, history
England and Always: Imperium et Libertas?catholicism.org11-Jan-16Britain, history
England and Always: In the Good Old Colony Dayscatholicism.org12-Aug-15Britain, history
England and Always: Romance and Religioncatholicism.org21-Oct-15Britain, history
England and Always: Separated by a Common Languagecatholicism.org9-Jun-15Britain, history
England and Always: When the King Enjoys His Own Againcatholicism.org16-Jul-15Britain, history
Erin Goes Blahtakimag.com23-Nov-11Ireland
Evening Isles Fantasticaltumblarhouse.com31-Mar-16history
Everything Old is New Againcatholicism.org18-May-13culture
Finding Peace Amidst Conflictblog18-Jul-16society, culture
Fire in the Easttakimag.com20-Sep-12politics
Getting to Know the Holy Soulscatholicism.org19-Nov-12Halloween
God's Frozen Peopletakimag.com19-Jul-12Episcopal Church, sexuality
Good Popes and Bad Popestumblarhouse.com12-Feb-12papacy, history
Halloween in the Golden Statetakimag.com28-Oct-11California, Halloween
Hats off to Arlen!takimag.com29-Apr-09politics, Arlen Specter
Head Trips and Foreskin Snipstakimag.com16-Jun-11California, church and state
Hermetic Imaginationtumblarhouse.com28-Apr-16literature
Hollywood on the Elbetumblarhouse.com19-Apr-16culture
In Darkest New Englandtakimag.com26-Jun-07history, New England
In Praise of the Writer's Striketakimag.com2-Feb-08writing, entertainment
Learning to Love the Frenchtakimag.com21-Dec-07politics, French
Leftist Nostalgia on Modern Airwavestakimag.com3-Oct-11politics, radio
Let Them Watch Craptakimag.com25-Nov-13entertainment
Life on Marstakimag.com16-Mar-09culture
Longfellow and the Faithcatholicism.org23-Mar-15literature, poetry
Mad Men: Escape to Camelottakimag.com26-Aug-11entertainment, culture
Mahony and Murdoch: When Roger Met Ruperttakimag.com30-Jul-07Mahony
Mary Our Queencatholicism.org14-Sep-13Mary, apologetics, history
Nostalgia: A Taste of the Eternaltakimag.com27-Feb-12culture, entertainment
Obama Compliments a Woman, Draws Firetakimag.com8-Apr-13politics, sexuality
Oldest Daughter of the Churchcatholicism.org9-Oct-12France, history
Oldest Daughter of the Church, IIcatholicism.org25-Oct-12France, history
On Father's Daytumblarhouse.com19-Jun-16Father's Day
One World Religion or Religion of One World?catholicism.org16-May-12church and state
Pedophiles in Tinseltowntakimag.com11-Dec-11culture, sexuality
Plight of the Emostakimag.com2-Mar-09culture
Political Society v. Civil Societytakimag.com29-Nov-11culture
Politicians: Better Saint Than Sorrytakimag.com16-Jan-12politics
Precious Blood, Holy Grailcatholicism.org26-Jul-12history
Quest for the Catholic Statetumblarhouse.com23-May-16politics, history
Return of the Kingstakimag.com16-Jun-12Europe, politics
Romantic Conservatives: The Inklings in their Political Contexttumblarhouse.com26-Feb-16literature
Rome and Romanticismtumblarhouse.com27-Feb-16history
Sacrum Imperiumcatholicism.org17-Dec-12history
Sanctifying the Earth, and Our Parishescatholicism.org20-Apr-13liturgy
Seeking the Kingdomcatholicism.org7-May-14history
Should the Good Times Roll?catholicism.org28-Feb-14culture, history
Smokeasy, California!takimag.com1-Apr-11California, tobacco
Someone Righteous This Way Wenttakimag.com8-Jun-12Ray Bradbury
Space: The Final Markettakimag.com12-May-12space exploration
Still Rebels, Still Toriestakimag.com4-Jul-07history
Sugar Daddies & Sugar Babiestakimag.com20-Feb-12culture
Teetering Toward 2012takimag.com28-Dec-11culture
The Ascended Masters of Mt. Shastatakimag.com21-Jun-11California
The Celtic Church - Myth and Reality IIcatholicism.org18-May-15history
The Celtic Church - Myth and Reality IIcatholicism.org13-Apr-15history
The Church and Globalismcatholicism.org15-Mar-12papacy, politics
The Fairy Skeleton of the Chilean Deserttakimag.com15-May-13aliens
The Fires This Timetakimag.com8-Jan-12California
The Fur Flies in West Hollywoodtakimag.com26-Sep-11California
The Great California Coyote Hunttakimag.com8-Nov-11California
The Holy See in War and Peacecatholicism.org21-Jun-12papacy, history
The Lord of the Rings: A Catholic Viewtumblarhouse.com3-Mar-16literature
The Love That Won't Shutuptakimag.com18-Aug-11California, sexuality
The Magyars' Revengetakimag.com8-Mar-12Europe, politics
The Mexican Basket Casetakimag.com8-Oct-12Mexico
The Old Paleos and the Newtakimag.com16-Jun-09politics, conservatism
The Pagan Temptationcatholicism.org11-Dec-14apologetics
The Perfect Versus the Goodcatholicism.org16-Jul-14church and state
The Pink Elephant in the Schoolroomtakimag.com18-Jul-11California, sexuality
The Politics of the Sacred Hearttumblarhouse.com3-Jun-16Sacred Heart, history
The Portecatholicism.org23-Mar-13Pope Francis
The Rulers and the Ruledtumblarhouse.com17-May-16politics
The Sacred Heart and the Anglican Patrimonyblog20-Jun-13Anglican
The Schizophrenia of the Westblog25-Jul-16society, culture
The Seven Saints of Octobertakimag.com25-Oct-12saints
The Spice of Deathtakimag.com16-Oct-12entertainment
The United Nations and the Vaticancatholicism.org19-Apr-12papacy, politics
The War on the High Lifetakimag.com8-Feb-09culture
The War Within the Statestakimag.com11-Nov-12politics
The Yank Who Drank at Oxfordtakimag.com19-Apr-11culture
Think Globally, Act Locally!blog01-Aug-16inspirational
Thoughts on White Rose Dayblog20-Jun-16history
Three Los Angeles Prophetstakimag.com4-Oct-07Criswell
Three Waves of Mediocritytakimag.com28-Sep-12politics
Transfiguring Your Lifeblog8-Aug-16spirituality
True and False Internationalism: Part 1blog16-Aug-16United Nations
True and False Internationalism: Part 2blog22-Aug-16Pan-Catholicism
Trust-Busting the Digital Monopoliestakimag.com12-Sep-11internet
Wailing About Whales: The Myth of Interspecies Slaverytakimag.com12-Feb-12slavery
What do Universities Teach?catholicism.org17-Jun-14culture, history
What is America?catholicism.org28-Jan-14history
What is America?blog13-Jun-16America, culture
What is Christendom?catholicism.org13-Jan-14history
What is Inculturation?catholicism.org10-Feb-14history
Where Everybody Knows Your Nametakimag.com18-Feb-09culture, night life
Where Have All the Christians Gone?takimag.com17-Dec-13Britain
Where Have All the Heroes Gone?catholicism.org13-Nov-14culture
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?takimag.com15-Sep-12politics
Why Opposing Evil is Not Enoughtumblarhouse.com24-Feb-16culture
Will the Next Pope Be Crowned?catholicism.org19-Feb-13papacy
Will There Be Life on Mars?takimag.com15-Aug-12science, politics
Wooster Si, Murdoch No!takimag.com22-Nov-07politics, Britain
World Government Aborning?takimag.com26-Apr-11politics
Yet Another Unglamorous Hollywood Scandaltakimag.com28-Jun-11California, Hollywood