Charles A. Coulombe

Charles A. Coulombe

Charles A. Coulombe (born 8 November 1960) is a prominent American Catholic historian, author, journalist, lecturer, and occasional researcher into the supernatural.


  • Life 1
  • Positions 2
  • Quotes 3
  • Bibliography 4
  • External links 5
  • References 6


Born in New York City, Coulombe moved with his parents and older brother to Hollywood, California at age 6. A product of L.A.'s parochial schools, he attended college at New Mexico Military Institute and California State University, Northridge, majoring in political Science.

After spending three years as a stand-up comic on the Sunset Strip, Coulombe authored his first book, Everyman Today Call Rome, a look at the Catholic Church in America from an under-30 viewpoint. In 1990, some of his poetry was published in The White Cockade. Coulombe's work has appeared in more than 20 journals, including regular columns in Fidelity of Australia, PRAG of London, Monarchy Canada, and Creole of Louisiana. A contributing editor and regular movie reviewer to the National Catholic Register, he has also been a frequent contributor to such publications as Success, Catholic Twin Circle, Gnosis, FATE and New Oxford Review.

Lecturing on a wide variety of religious, political, historical, and literary topics has taken him throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In August 1992, he spoke at Oxford University, England. In October 1993 he embarked on a lecture tour of Ireland, Scotland, and England. The following year he returned to the latter two nations, and in 1995 spoke at Oxford and Cambridge. Coulombe has lectured repeatedly at the University of Southern California on the history of rock and roll, and at Cleveland's John Carroll University on medieval monarchy. He has acted as a media consultant on all things Catholic, especially the history of the Papacy.

Coulombe serves as Western U.S. Delegate of the Grand Council of the U.K.-based International Monarchist League, and is a member of both the Catholic Writer's Guild of Great Britain (the Keys) and the Royal Stuart Society. Mr. Coulombe is also a founding board member of the Los Angeles-based Queen of Angels Foundation, a Roman Catholic devotional society. As a child, he lived with his parents in a house owned by the TV psychic known as The Amazing Criswell, through whom he met the now-famous film-maker, Edward D. Wood, Jr. In February 2011, Coulombe will travel Oxford University to debate at the Oxford Union in defence of Monarchy.

Coulombe's latest book is The Pope's Legion. This is a detailed history of the Papal Zouaves, the international volunteer force who fought in defence of the papal states under Pope Pius IX.



"[W]hat is certain is that the ruins and traces of the Holy Empire are all about us. An understanding of its history and continuing influence is key to understanding the practical implications of the Social Kingship of Christ — which idea, in so many ways, is the ideal successive Emperors and their loyal subjects sought to follow on Earth, and without which, as Pius XI teach[es] in Quas primas, real peace is impossible. Whether or not the Great Monarch returns in our day (and I for one would be happy to see him), it would be good to know upon what basis such a Sovereign would rule; if nothing else, it shall show us what we ought to be able to expect of our rulers — and how far short they usually fall."[1]

"I would rather be ruled by people who think they're gonna fry in Hell forever if they rule me poorly, than by people for whom I'm merely a convenient economic siphon who can be milked like a cow."[2][3]


Incomplete - to be updated


  • Coulombe, Charles A. (Win/Spr 2006). "Rum, Romanism, and rebellion ... enumerated, explained, extolled".  

External links

  • Charles A. Coulombe official page at McAlister Arts
  • Charles A. Coulombe on Tumblar House
  • "Literature of Wonder" Coulombe on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction from a Catholic literary viewpoint
  • books on Amazon, p. 1
  • p. 2
  • Learning to Love the French, article on Takimag - see left margin for his other essays there


  1. ^ "Sacrum Imperium". Retrieved 6 March 2014. 
  2. ^ TR Media: Sir Charles Coulombe, Monarchy, with Stephen Heiner, 2010. YouTube. Retrieved: 6 March 2014.
  3. ^ An Explanation of Anarcho-Monarchist Distributism (at 33:13 - 33:26). YouTube. Retrieved: 6 March 2014.