District Magazine

Baptism: Door of the Church

June 17, 2014
March - April 2014 Baptism changes man from a slave of Satan to a child of God. It completely transforms his existence. From the very moment of baptism he is supposed to live out the grace he received in order to reach the supernatural goal God has given to him. May this issue of The Angelus help to comprehend how much this sacrament should guide our Christian lives.

The Beauty of Motherhood

April 29, 2014
January - February 2014 “The Cana marriage is the only occasion in Sacred Scripture where Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is mentioned before Him. It is very likely that it was one of her relatives who was being married, and possible that she was present at the wedding before Him....The lesson of Cana is that Mary intercedes to gain us what we need, without our always knowing our needs. Neither the wine steward nor the diners knew that the wine was failing; therefore, they could not ask for help. In like manner, if we do not know what our soul needs, how can we put such needs in our prayers? Often we do not know what is vital to our lives...”  —Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

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.”

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