Charles A. Coulombe
Charles's Profiles:
Charles's Home Page Charles's Facebook Charles's Twitter Charles's Youtube

Charles A. Coulombe

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 politically correct 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. For a comprehensive list of royal places in America, click here.

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

Off the Menu Introduction with Charles Coulombe

Weirdo Trad Parishes!

The King of Future America

Puritan's Empire: A Catholic Perspective on American History
History is the key to understanding men-whether as nations, families, or individuals. For Catholics, history has an even higher purpose beside. For them, history is the unfolding of God's Will in time, and the attempts of men either to conform themselves to or to resist that Will. But American Catholic historians have generally refrained from exploring their own national history with these principles, preferring instead to adopt the analysis of their non-Catholic colleagues, save when looking at purely Catholic topics (and sometimes not then). It is vital then, for Catholics, especially young Catholics, to have a good and proper understanding of their country's history. To exercise their pat...
Desire & Deception: How Catholics Stopped Believing
The Catholic Church is THE great fact of our entire civilization. Art, architecture, music, literature, theatre, law - even cuisine and sports - at their best, all bear her mark. However much she and her teachings may be despised by media and government, however many of her children may abandon her, this is a reality that cannot be shaken. For over two millennia, it has been so. Yet at the same time, the Church has perhaps never faced so great a combination of challenges as she does today. Most secular governments oppose her to greater or lesser degrees; the Mass, her most solemn rite, has in many places been turned into a collection of strange ceremonies where irreverence views with sheer b...
The White Cockade: Catholic Poetry and Verse
There are many wonderful books in the world that address and teach how a good Catholic should think. However, it is important that a person not only think like a Catholic, but feel like a Catholic. Mr. Coulombe’s poems convey the feelings that millennial Catholics regularly have: feelings of angst regarding the future, but also that of hope; feelings of righteousness and feelings of awe over the majesty and wonders of Catholic tradition. The White Cockade is filled with bite-sized poems that will inspire you and touch you on an emotional level.
Every Man Today Call Rome
Written in 1987, this is Charles Coulombe's first book in which he yearns for a retracement back to Catholic principles. This book is comprised of three sections. The first and largest section outlines the history of world events which have shaped our world and have ultimately led to the current crisis in the Church. The second part discusses changes in the approach to the Mass, the Sacraments, and Christian life as a whole. Mr. Coulombe closes the book by explaining how a person can safeguard the integrity of his faith amidst all the challenges of today's world. Everyman Today Call Rome is a historical narrative that is loaded with wit and insights in typical Coulombe fashion that you will ...
Star-Spangled Crown: A Simple Guide to the American Monarchy
For 240 years, most Americans have identified our country with its government as the embodiment of “Freedom” and the nation itself. Take away the Constitution, Congress, and presidential elections, and not only liberty but the United States themselves would vanish. Or would they? We have a government that imposes social change from above at breakneck speed, while each presidential election seems to offer even more pathetic choices than the one before. Many are scratching their heads and wondering – not just “where are we going?” but “how did we get here?” Is our governmental system itself – the leading symbol of the American way of life – heading for a meltdown? And if it ...
Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes
The Pope of Rome is the best known and most influential moral and religious leader in the world. Pick up the paper, turn on the T.V., and there he is. Every government in the world has to deal with him somehow. Love him or hate him, there is no denying his importance. It's this way today, and it's been this way since Emperor Constantine legalized Christianity in the 4th century. In all that time, there have been wonder-working saints, lecherous murderers, and many, many mediocrities on the Papal throne - every kind of human being imaginable. Historically, the lives of Popes have been anything but dull and uneventful. Formosus was so hated by his successor, the corrupt Stephen VI, that his ro...
The Pope's Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican
With Arthurian grandeur the Papal Zouaves marched into Italy in the mid-nineteenth century, summoned by the Pope under siege as the Wars of the Risorgimento raged. Motivated by wanderlust, a sense of duty and the call of faith, some 20,000 Catholic men from around the world rallied to Vatican City to defend her gates against Sardinian marauders. Volunteers came from France, Belgium, Spain, Ireland, Austria, and many other countries, including the United States. The battles that ensued lasted over 10 years, among a shifting array of allies and enemies and are among history's most fascinating yet largely overlooked episodes. Napoleon, Pius IX, and Bismarck all make appearances in the story, bu...
A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail
The Holy Grail: it conjures images of a rich and fantastic world full of magnificent adventures and perilous quests by gallant knights. It whispers of strange mysteries and fabled conspiracies staged by Templars, Cathars, Nazis, and innumerable secret societies. Was it the Cup used by Christ at the Last Supper, or something else? Is there any truth to the wonders and marvels bards and poets associated with it?  After years of being co-opted by pop culture and New Agers, what significance can this fairy tale still hold for Catholics? Ah, but this is no fairy tale! As A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail shows, not only does the Grail exist, its whereabouts are known today!  Charles Coulombe...
Interview with Charles Coulombe on Star-Spangled Crown

Articles by Charles A. Coulombe

Title Publication Date Category
An Impermament Paradise Called California (Part Two)takimag.com7-Jun-11
An Impermament Paradise Called Californiatakimag.com7-Jun-11
A Phony Shade of Greentakimag.com3-May-11
World Government Aborning?takimag.com26-Apr-11
The Yank Who Drank at Oxfordtakimag.com19-Apr-11
Smokeasy, California!takimag.com1-Apr-11
The Old Paleos and the Newtakimag.com16-Jun-09
By His Enemies You Shall Know Himtakimag.com13-May-09
Hats off to Arlen!takimag.com29-Apr-09
Life on Marstakimag.com16-Mar-09
Plight of the Emostakimag.com2-Mar-09
Where Everybody Knows Your Nametakimag.com18-Feb-09
The War on the High Lifetakimag.com8-Feb-09
In Praise of the Writer's Striketakimag.com2-Feb-08
America: An Empire?takimag.com28-Dec-07
Learning to Love the Frenchtakimag.com21-Dec-07
Wooster Si, Murdoch No!takimag.com22-Nov-07
Three Los Angeles Prophetstakimag.com4-Oct-07
Mahony and Murdoch: When Roger Met Ruperttakimag.com30-Jul-07
Confederates and Catholics, Unite!takimag.com19-Jul-07
Could the Latin Mass Save Western Civilization?takimag.com9-Jul-07
Still Rebels, Still Toriestakimag.com4-Jul-07
In Darkest New Englandtakimag.com26-Jun-07
The Magyars' Revengetakimag.com8-Mar-12
Nostalgia: A Taste of the Eternaltakimag.com27-Feb-12
Sugar Daddies & Sugar Babiestakimag.com20-Feb-12
Wailing About Whales: The Myth of Interspecies Slaverytakimag.com12-Feb-12
Politicians: Better Saint Than Sorrytakimag.com16-Jan-12
The Fires This Timetakimag.com8-Jan-12
Teetering Toward 2012takimag.com28-Dec-11
A California Christmastakimag.com19-Dec-11
Pedophiles in Tinseltowntakimag.com11-Dec-11
Political Society v. Civil Societytakimag.com29-Nov-11
Erin Goes Blahtakimag.com23-Nov-11
The Great California Coyote Hunttakimag.com8-Nov-11
Halloween in the Golden Statetakimag.com28-Oct-11
Bye-Bye to Butch Broadcasterstakimag.com10-Oct-11
Leftist Nostalgia on Modern Airwavestakimag.com3-Oct-11
The Fur Flies in West Hollywoodtakimag.com26-Sep-11
Trust-Busting the Digital Monopoliestakimag.com12-Sep-11
Decline and Fall of the Anglo Empiretakimag.com1-Sep-11
Mad Men: Escape to Camelottakimag.com26-Aug-11
The Love That Won't Shutuptakimag.com18-Aug-11
A Tale of Two Riotstakimag.com11-Aug-11
The Pink Elephant in the Schoolroomtakimag.com18-Jul-11
Death of an Imperial Pen Paltakimag.com11-Jul-11
Yet Another Unglamorous Hollywood Scandaltakimag.com28-Jun-11
The Ascended Masters of Mt. Shastatakimag.com21-Jun-11
Head Trips and Foreskin Snipstakimag.com16-Jun-11
The Fairy Skeleton of the Chilean Deserttakimag.com15-May-13
Civil War in Venezuela?takimag.com21-Apr-13
Obama Compliments a Woman, Draws Firetakimag.com8-Apr-13
A Tale of Two Francestakimag.com10-Jan-13
Where Have All the Christians Gone?takimag.com17-Dec-13
Let Them Watch Craptakimag.com25-Nov-13
The War Within the Statestakimag.com11-Nov-12
A Mirror Called Madonnatakimag.com3-Nov-12
The Seven Saints of Octobertakimag.com25-Oct-12
The Spice of Deathtakimag.com16-Oct-12
The Mexican Basket Casetakimag.com8-Oct-12
Three Waves of Mediocritytakimag.com28-Sep-12
Fire in the Easttakimag.com20-Sep-12
Where Have All the Leaders Gone?takimag.com15-Sep-12
5 x 6 Feet Undertakimag.com25-Aug-12
Will There Be Life on Mars?takimag.com15-Aug-12
A Furor Over Foreskinstakimag.com27-Jul-12
God's Frozen Peopletakimag.com19-Jul-12
Celebrity Schadenfreudetakimag.com6-Jul-12
Return of the Kingstakimag.com16-Jun-12
Someone Righteous This Way Wenttakimag.com8-Jun-12
Space: The Final Markettakimag.com12-May-12
Chavez: Still Riding the Pink Tidetakimag.com19-Apr-12
Baseball: LA's Thin Blue Linetakimag.com5-Apr-12
Balancing California's Budget Before it Falls Into the Oceantakimag.com15-Mar-12
England and Always: Decline and Fallcatholicism.org12-Mar-16
England and Always: Imperium et Libertas?catholicism.org11-Jan-16
England and Always: Romance and Religioncatholicism.org21-Oct-15
England and Always: Good King George and the Dragoncatholicism.org3-Sep-15
England and Always: In the Good Old Colony Dayscatholicism.org12-Aug-15
England and Always: When the King Enjoys His Own Againcatholicism.org16-Jul-15
England and Always: Separated by a Common Languagecatholicism.org9-Jun-15
The Celtic Church - Myth and Reality IIcatholicism.org18-May-15
The Celtic Church - Myth and Reality IIcatholicism.org13-Apr-15
Longfellow and the Faithcatholicism.org23-Mar-15
The Pagan Temptationcatholicism.org11-Dec-14
Where Have All the Heroes Gone?catholicism.org13-Nov-14
The Perfect Versus the Goodcatholicism.org16-Jul-14
What do Universities Teach?catholicism.org17-Jun-14
Seeking the Kingdomcatholicism.org7-May-14
Should the Good Times Roll?catholicism.org28-Feb-14
What is Inculturation?catholicism.org10-Feb-14
What is America?catholicism.org28-Jan-14
What is Christendom?catholicism.org13-Jan-14
Angelic Hostscatholicism.org24-Oct-13
Mary Our Queencatholicism.org14-Sep-13
A New Road for Scouting?catholicism.org31-Jul-13
The Politics of the Sacred Hearttumblarhouse.com3-Jun-16
Everything Old is New Againcatholicism.org18-May-13
Sanctifying the Earth, and Our Parishescatholicism.org20-Apr-13
The Portecatholicism.org23-Mar-13
Will the Next Pope Be Crowned?catholicism.org19-Feb-13
Sacrum Imperiumcatholicism.org17-Dec-12
Getting to Know the Holy Soulscatholicism.org19-Nov-12
Oldest Daughter of the Church, IIcatholicism.org25-Oct-12
Oldest Daughter of the Churchcatholicism.org9-Oct-12
Precious Blood, Holy Grailcatholicism.org26-Jul-12
The Holy See in War and Peacecatholicism.org21-Jun-12
One World Religion or Religion of One World?catholicism.org16-May-12
The United Nations and the Vaticancatholicism.org19-Apr-12
The Church and Globalismcatholicism.org15-Mar-12
Good Popes and Bad Popestumblarhouse.com12-Feb-12
Why Opposing Evil is Not Enoughtumblarhouse.com24-Feb-16
Romantic Conservatives: The Inklings in their Political Contexttumblarhouse.com26-Feb-16
Rome and Romanticismtumblarhouse.com27-Feb-16
The Lord of the Rings: A Catholic Viewtumblarhouse.com3-Mar-16
Evening Isles Fantasticaltumblarhouse.com31-Mar-16
Conservative American Catholicism: Is There Such a Thing?tumblarhouse.com28-Feb-16
Hollywood on the Elbetumblarhouse.com19-Apr-16
Hermetic Imaginationtumblarhouse.com28-Apr-16
A-Hunting We Will Gotumblarhouse.com3-May-16
England and Always: Coming Homecatholicism.org10-May-16
The Sacred Heart and the Anglican Patrimonyblog20-Jun-13
The Rulers and the Ruledtumblarhouse.com17-May-16
Quest for the Catholic Statetumblarhouse.com23-May-16
American Saudadeblog30-May-16
Can Chivalry Returntumblarhouse.com31-May-16
What is America?blog13-Jun-16
On Father's Daytumblarhouse.com19-Jun-16
Thoughts on White Rose Dayblog20-Jun-16
Born on the Fourth of July?blog4-Jul-16
After Brexitblog11-Jun-16
Coming to a Pointblog21-May-12
Finding Peace Amidst Conflictblog18-Jul-16
The Schizophrenia of the Westblog25-Jul-16
Think Globally, Act Locally!blog01-Aug-16
Transfiguring Your Lifeblog8-Aug-16
True and False Internationalism: Part 1blog16-Aug-16
True and False Internationalism: Part 2blog22-Aug-16
England and Always: Can These Bones Live?catholicism.org30-Aug-16
Cookery, Cuisine, and the Soulblog30-Aug-16
We Need a Little Christmas - Or a Lot!catholicism.org7-Dec-16
Confessions of a 'Gladtrad'catholicism.org4-Jan-17
Thoughts on the Sapphire Jubileecatholicism.org15-Feb-17
Along the King's Highwaycatholicism.org27-Mar-17
Easter-The "Other" Holidaycatholicism.org10-Apr-17
Nostalgia, Revival, and Restorationcatholicism.org10-May-17
The Five Wounds and Joys of the Modern Churchcatholicism.org14-Jun-17
Golden Jubilee of the Summer of Lovecatholicism.org07-Aug-17
Battle of the Statuescatholicism.org11-Sep-17
Why Americans should celebrate the Immaculate ConceptionCatholic Herald11-Dec-17
A Tale of Three Revolutionscatholicism.org29-Nov-17
The Sage of Milford: Remembering Andrew Rothoviuscatholicism.org28-Oct-17
The Modern Quest for Enchantmentcatholicism.org22-Dec-17
Is Charles I a Saint? (Part I)blog29-Jan-18
Is Charles I a Saint? (Part II)blog30-Jan-18
The Jacobites and the Patrimonyblog1-Feb-18
Anglican and Catholic?blog4-Feb-18
The Modern Quest for Enchantment IIcatholicism.org17-Feb-18
American Recusantsblog22-Feb-18
Anglophobia, Anglophilia, and the Cultural Apostolateblog12-Mar-18