Charles A. Coulombe

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Roy-Charles A. Coulombe

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BornRoy-Charles A. Coulombe
(1960-11-08) November 8, 1960 (age 61)
Manhattan, New York, New York, U.S.
Alma mater
Literary movementTraditionalist Catholicism, Monarchism
Notable worksVicars of Christ: A History of the Popes

Roy-Charles A. Coulombe KCSS (born November 8, 1960), known as Charles Coulombe, is an American Catholic author, historian, and lecturer.[1] Coulombe is known for his advocacy of monarchism.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

2018, Charles A. Coulombe during a World War I commemoration in Zagreb, organized by Croatian monarchists and nobility

Coulombe was born in Manhattan on November 8, 1960 to his French-Canadian father, Guy J.C. Coulombe and mother Patricia Coulombe. Due to their acting careers they moved to Hollywood, California. Coulombe attended college at the New Mexico Military Institute and then at California State University, Northridge, choosing to major in political science.[4]

As of June 2021, he studied at the International Theological Institute in Austria.[5]


In 1987, Coulombe authored his first book, Everyman Today Call Rome, a look at the Catholic Church in America from a viewpoint of the newer generation.[6] In 1990, some of Coulombe's poetry was published in The White Cockade. Coulombe's work has appeared in multiple journals, including Fidelity of Australia, and PRAG of London.[4] Coulombe has also been an editor and movie reviewer to the National Catholic Register, and a contributor to publications as the Catholic Herald, Success, Catholic Twin Circle, and FATE. He is also an author with publications such as the European Conservative and has been interviewed by Vulture.[7][8]

Coulombe was commended by Pope John Paul II for his book Vicars of Christ: A History of the Popes, and by order of John Paul II, Coulombe was created a Knight Commander of the Order of St. Sylvester for his services rendered to the Holy See.[9] He has later on also provided narration for ABC News, Fox News, and for the BBC during the funeral of John Paul II and the election and installation of Pope Benedict XVI. Coulombe had also been awarded the Christian Law Institute's Christ King Journalism Award in 1992.[1][10]


Coulombe is a Traditionalist Catholic. He served as the Western U.S. Delegate to the Grand Council of International Monarchist League and is a member of the Catholic Writer's Guild of Great Britain, the Royal Stuart Society, and the Knights of Peter Claver.[11] Coulombe is a founding board member of the Queen of Angels Foundation, a Roman Catholic devotional society based in Los Angeles.[4]

In 1995, Coulombe as a representative of the International Monarchist League met Mwami Kigeli V in Southern California.[12]

Coulombe supports the American Solidarity Party[13] and argued against the first impeachment of Donald Trump.[14]



  • Coulombe, Charles A., ed. The Muse in the Bottle: Great Writers on the Joys of Drinking, New York, Citadel Press, 2002. ISBN 0806523719
  • —, ed., Classic Horror Stories: Sixteen Legendary Stories of the Supernatural, Guilford, Lyons Press, 2003. ISBN 1592282008
  • Haunted Castles of the World: Ghostly Legends and Phenomena from Keeps and Fortresses Around the Globe, Guilford, Conn., Lyons Press, 2004. ISBN 1592285341
  • Haunted Places in America: A Guide to Spooked and Spooky Public Places in the United States, Guilford, Conn., Lyons Press, 2004. ISBN 1592284159
  • Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World, Citadel, 2004. ISBN 0-8065-2581-9
  • The Pope's Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. ISBN 9780230600584
  • Puritan's Empire, Tumblar House, 2008. ISBN 978-0-9791600-5-9
  • Desire & Deception, Tumblar House, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9842365-1-0
  • The White Cockade: Catholic Poetry and Verse, Tumblar House, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9842365-0-3
  • Everyman Today Call Rome, Tumblar House, 2011. ISBN 978-0-9842365-6-5
  • Vicars of Christ, Tumblar House, 2014. ISBN 978-0-9883537-2-5
  • Star-Spangled Crown, Tumblar House, 2016. ISBN 978-1-944339-05-0
  • A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail, Charlotte, NC, TAN Books, 2017. ISBN 9781505109689
  • Blessed Charles of Austria: A Holy Emperor and His Legacy, TAN Books, 2020. ISBN 978-1-5051-1328-0


  1. ^ a b "Charles A. Coulombe | Authors". US Macmillan.
  2. ^ Ariel Sabar (27 March 2013). "A King With No Country". Washingtonian.
  3. ^ Leslie Wayne (6 January 2018). "What's the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say". The New York Times.
  4. ^ a b c "Charles A. Coulombe". The Queen of Angels Foundation.
  5. ^ (13 June 2021). "Author of New Book on Blessed Karl to Begin US Tour". Blessed Karl of Austria Canonization Guild. Archived from the original on 26 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Everyman Today Call Rome". Tumblar House. Retrieved 24 March 2021.
  7. ^ Coulombe, Charles A. (21 September 2021). "The Failure of Christian Democracy". The European Conservative.
  8. ^ Jung, E. Alex (18 January 2017). "So, Who Is Really the Youngest Pope of All Time?". Vulture.
  9. ^ "Coulombe, Charles". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Charles A. Coulombe". Coast to Coast AM. Retrieved 7 January 2021.
  11. ^ "The Monarchist League". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016.
  12. ^ Cockfield, Errol A., Jr (18 March 1995). "Exiled King Brings Lonely Battle to L.A. : Royalty: Kigeli V, deposed 34 years ago and thought to be living more like a pauper than a monarch, visits to raise support for Rwanda". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  13. ^ Coulombe, Charles A. "The American Solidarity Party". YouTube. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  14. ^ Coulombe, Charles A. (2 January 2020). "The Catholic Case Against Impeachment". Crisis Magazine.

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