September 25, 2015
“When he founded our Carmel of Sebikotane, the Archbishop [Lefebvre] was asking himself why the Catholic missions were expanding so much and why the pagans were converting. He felt that the reign of God was coming closer and closer. In answer to these questions, he explained that ‘this is because five Carmelite nuns are praying for the apostolate.’ Really, he puts a lot of trust in us! But again, we tried to live up to this trust.” (Mother Superior of the Carmel in Senegal)
July 23, 2015
“Muslims rightly distrust Catholics who pretend to see only similarities between Islam and the Church. They respect a convinced Catholic who practices his religion, believes in it firmly, and endeavors to make known its truths and its benefits.” (Archbishop Lefebvre, Dakar, March 26, 1961)
April 27, 2015
If love is the very reason for friendship, then making friends is an essential component of human life, and their choice, good or bad, will define us since “a man is known by the company he keeps.”
March 05, 2015
Archbishop Lefebvre was educated at the fountainhead of Christianity. His best formative years were spent in the shadow of St. Peter’s of Rome.
February 20, 2015
However disturbing may be the prospect of facing battle or war, whether internal or external, it is expedient to Catholics to have the proper understanding of the moral principles behind war and the good examples of Christian men who served their country and God, since, in Job’s words, “man’s life on earth is a battle.”
February 02, 2015
Continuing our issues on the sacraments, with this issue we come to the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. It is a daring feat to pretend to fathom the depth of this most sacred, most mysterious, and certainly most miraculous of all sacraments.
December 19, 2014
The July-August 2014 issue is dedicated to the theme of marriage. It strives to give us a clear understanding of the Catholic doctine on marriage, and at the same time it wants to offer practical advice for how to put this doctrine into action.
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.
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
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.