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Canonization

February 21, 2014
November - December 2013 The communion of saints is one of the fundamental tenets of the Catholic Faith. The reality of heaven is made concrete by the knowledge that some souls are already happily united with Our Lord after death. Churches, art and architecture: all bear witness to the example provided by the saints. Throughout history, there have been different methods and processes to determine who should be included in the heavenly chorus. With some of the problems of the current crisis, however, we now have to ask basic questions: What is a saint supposed to be? How is sanctity determined? What should we do? We hope these pages provide some clarity.

Fatherhood: An Imitation of the Divine

January 16, 2014
September - October 2013 St. Thomas tells us that we call God “Father” for three reasons. First, because He created us in a unique way, distinct from the rest of creation. Second, He governs us while respecting our free will, which He does not do for other creatures. Third, because He has adopted us and, in the words of St. Paul “if sons, heirs also.” As we are called to imitate our Divine Father, we here provide some reflections to those who participate in the Divine Fatherhood on earth. The Angelus is meant in a special way to help families. We will feature soon an issue specifically for mothers also.

Dialogue on the problem of God

November 01, 2013
This dialogue proving the existence of God against Modernist errors was written in 1929 by the Dominican moral philosopher, Fr. Antonin-Gilbert Sertillanges (1863-1948).

Duquesne degree letter to Archbishop Lefebvre

October 17, 2013
A PDF of the letter outlining why the University of Duquesne conferred honoris causa on Archbishop Lefebvre a Doctor of Laws degree in 1967.

Pius XII's attitude during World War II

October 16, 2013
Read the facts surrounding Pope Pius XII's valiant protection of the Jews during World War II.

The Silver Jubilee of the Episcopal Consecrations

July 29, 2013
May - June 2013 In 1988, Archbishop Lefebvre consecrated four bishops to continue the work of the Society of St. Pius X: to form priests and defend Tradition. It was, in some ways, a pivotal point for the Society. The prophets of doom prophesied an end to the hitherto fruitful work that had been accomplished. Instead, these 25 years have seen unprecedented growth and the continual development of this branch of the Catholic Church. Our Lord has clearly blessed this “experiment of Tradition” which continues to this day.

Make Our Hearts Like unto Thine

July 29, 2013
July - August 2013 Although it is not really new, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was formally requested by Our Lady at Fatima as the ultimate sign of hope for both societies and souls. She used forceful words that suggest a total change, for the better if heeded, for worse if scorned.  How can such a humble gesture of gratitude and love to Our Lady be fraught with such consequences? How can the spiritual realm so affect the material world around us? This is the question addressed in this issue which brings to the forefront the other aspect of Mary’s life—“powerful as an army set in battle array.”

July 2013: Devotion to the Immaculate Heart

July 01, 2013
Although it is not really new, devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was formally requested by Our Lady at Fatima as the ultimate sign of hope for both societies and souls. She used forceful words that suggest a total change, for the better if heeded, for worse if scorned. How can such a humble gesture of gratitude and love to Our Lady be fraught with such consequences? How can the spiritual realm so affect the material world around us? This is the question addressed in this issue which brings to the forefront the other aspect of Mary’s life—“powerful as an army set in battle array.”

March 2013: A Catholic Primer on Art

June 05, 2013
Beauty: what is it?  Why do we consider some forms of art and architecture to be more beautiful than others?  Do art and architecture have a purpose beyond providing visual pleasure?  The authors in this issue of The Angelus treat these and other questions, as well as provide some fundamental principles to help us appreciate our heritage and guide us in understanding the source of spiritual and artistic richness of Catholic life.

January 2013: Religious Liberty

April 24, 2012
January - February 2013 What is religious liberty?  Is there a difference between religious liberty and religious tolerance?  What rights does error have? How has the "American model" of "religious freedom" affected the Church? These questions are difficult ones to answer, especially in our age, and the way in which these questions are answered is the difference between continued social depravity and restoring all things in Christ.

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