This 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.

Contents of the July-Aug 2014 issue

Letter from the Publisher, Fr. Jurgen Wegner

Theme: Marriage

  • The Controversy over Marriage Vows; Fr. Dominique Bourmaud, SSPX
  • Marriage and the State of Perfection; Compiled by The Angelus editors
  • Rites of Matrimony Past and Present; Fr. Christopher Danel, SSPX
  • Christian Marriage, Guarantee of the Dignity of the Woman; Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre from Against the Heresies

Faith and Morals

  • Law and Marriage Go Together; Brian McCall, J.D. H
  • The Basis of a Happy Wedlock; Pius XI, from Casti Connubii


  • Male and Female He Created Them; Fr. Paul Robinson, SSPX
  • How to Have a Happy Marriage; SSPX Priests

Christian Culture

  • Education: A Magnanimous Man!; Brian McCall, J.D.
  • History: Innocent III, Marriage, and Militant Christendom; Dr. John Rao
  • Liturgy: No Light from the Orthodox East on Christian Marriages; Gabriel S. Sanchez, J.D. 
  • Family Life: Confirmation before Marriage; Michael J. Rayes

Questions and Answers

  • The Synod on the Family has been in the news now for months. But is this the first Synod of its kind? Or has there been some history behind it?
  • What is the theological value of this meeting? Does it qualify as a magisterial act of the Church?
  • What is the forecast regarding this coming Synod?
  • We have already dealt extensively on the first problem of Communion for remarried divorcees in articles of this issue. The second is certainly a mine field. What about the third issue? What are we talking about when we speak of the natural law?
  • Instrumentum Laboris proposes to improve the language traditionally used in explaining 'Natural Law'. What are we to think of this project of the October Synod?
  • From the statements of these recent popes, it seems as if the natural law is a fixed item in the Church's teaching, not an object of "manipulation," to use the words of the late pope?
  • Should we repeat our prayer intentions each time we recite the Rosary?

Church and World

  • United States: Black Mass at Harvard Canceled
  • On the Ecumenical Meeting between Pope Francis and the Patriarch Bartholomew
  • United States: An increasingly Hispanic Catholic Church

Theological Studies

  • What God Has Joined; Roberto de Mattei

Letters to the Editor

The Last Word, Fr. Daniel Couture, SSPX

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