In today’s world, we are faced with an ever-increasing, and ever-increasingly indistinct, bombardment of information. Nowhere is this truer than the so-called blogosphere where competing voices vie for our ever-more distracted attention trying to sell their opinion: Conservatism, liberalism, traditionalism, neo-modernism are all present, often in the same blog. To say it can be overwhelming is a huge understatement.
All of which is to say, “Why another blog?” If we are really faced with a deluge of information from all sides, why is this Catholic publisher offering another Catholic blog?
It’s a fair question, and one which we here at Angelus Press wrestled with ourselves as we first toyed with the idea of creating this site. And the answer we came up with, the answer which puts legs under this little page is this: We have a voice.
In the middle of the almost deafening noise, Angelus Press has something unique to say. As the publishing arm of the United States District of the Society of St. Pius X, we are in a unique position to give information and perspective from a side not heard from often enough.
As the publisher of an almost 35 year old journal for Catholic Tradition – not to mention the numerous books we publish – we have a special access to Catholic writers and thinkers whose message is not always represented in the blogging jungle.
So, will this simply be an SSPX blog? No, it won’t. While we are the publishing arm of the SSPX in the U.S., this blog does not necessarily represent the official positions of the Society any more than an article in our magazine implies the absolute official position of the Society. If you are looking for the Society’s official position on a topic, visiting the District’s website (www.sspx.org) is the best option.
Now that we’ve told you why we’re writing, and what we’re not, maybe it’s time to tell you what you will see on our little blog. Without giving away all of our plans and focus, we can safely say that you will see the following types of posts:
– Little-known information and positions from the Traditional Catholic world
– Interviews with our authors and conference speakers on topics of interest to serious Catholics
– Thoughts and articles from our authors that just fit into the magazine
– Sneak-peaks of upcoming books and projects
– A regular online “book club” to discuss a particular work each month
– Breaking SSPX news and commentary
With these topics and focuses, we will bring the expertise of Angelus Press (Traditional Catholic thought) to bear on the role of Catholicism in the modern world, and, perhaps the key to that discussion: the role of Tradition in the Catholic Church today.
Thanks for stopping by; and be sure to check in tomorrow when we will have an exclusive, unpublished article on the SSPX-Rome discussion from a writer outside the Society’s circles.
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