Instaurare omnia in Christo, or, Why Another Catholic Blog?

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.





16 Responses

Anthony Francis
Anthony Francis

October 19, 2016

Fr. Rostand said it was sinful to read blogs/websites due to the dangers of the internet. He stated “everyone should forbid himself to chase these rumors, refusing or immediately deleting invitations to listen to or consult them, avoiding going to websites and blogs known for their disrespect and continual detraction, rash judgment, and calumnies.”
Has this site been approved by Fr. Rostand?

Ralph Curtis
Ralph Curtis

October 19, 2016

Thank you for this. May God assist you through the S.H. of Jesus
and the I. H. of Mary for the love of The Roman Catholic Church.
Ralph

Angelus Press
Angelus Press

October 19, 2016

Thanks for stopping by. Let me first answer your last question: Has this site been approved by Fr. Rostand? Father Rostand is aware of our site, and as we are his publishing house, we submitted this site for his approval, which he gave.

Now, that does not mean, as I stated, that every article will correspond 100% with the Society’s official position. The John Lamont piece, for example, contains some paragraphs (Dr. Lamont points them out) with which we disagree. However, we think it’s an important piece for the present understanding and discussion of Tradition.

As for the specific comments of Fr. Rostand, it is clear he is not saying, “Never get information through the internet.” In fact, The Society’s official US web page frequently offers news and commentary on events. What he was, and is continuing to say is that there are many sites out there which constitute, and have been proven to be, nothing more than rumor mills who have been proven false time and again.

Ron Crowley
Ron Crowley

October 19, 2016

Finally, a website where Traditional Catholics can discuss online what matters most in this world: the salvation of our immortal souls. I look forward to the opportunity of sharing thoughts and opinions with other fellow Traditional Catholics. May your apostolate be guided daily by the Holy Ghost and continually be watched over by Our Lady.
Ron

Brian Anderson
Brian Anderson

October 19, 2016

Welcome to blog-a-sphere. I hope to learn from and contribute to this new blog.

Dan
Dan

October 19, 2016

I’m glad to see an increasing traditionalist presence on the internet. You might consider posting links to articles of interest, news, etc., a model similar to what www.newadvent.com has persued. I scan that site almost every day. You’ll draw a lot more regular readers if you become somewhat of a clearing house for Catholic information and news.

Anna Marie Grubbs
Anna Marie Grubbs

October 19, 2016

Looking forward to learning more about our Faith.

David T. Penn
David T. Penn

October 19, 2016

Very happy to see this site operational! I will check in daily. A sign maybe of better things to come.
Br. Fidelis, Obl.S.B.

Martin
Martin

October 19, 2016

Congratulations! The Mind of the historical Church – that single voice – is being drowned out by the voices of the many minds of the churches now competeting for what I presume they see as the space left void by the ‘disappeared’ historical Church. Angelus Press and others giving space to that historical one voice exposes that lie for what it is. I look forward with interest to future posts – thanks for the notification.

Dan
Dan

October 19, 2016

You should also provide sidebar links to relevent websites such as SSPX.org and see if they will also provide a link here

Abigail
Abigail

October 19, 2016

Looking forward to following this blog!

McKenzie
McKenzie

October 19, 2016

Thanks for this blog! I look forward to reading it and I think it’s a wonderful idea and a way to read even more people than the magazine does. I can’t wait to see more articles from you, and I also like the idea of the book club.

I would like to recommend a way to subscribe to new posts (unless I just missed it!) so that your readers can be notified when new posts are completed.

Thanks again!

Angelus Press
Angelus Press

October 19, 2016

Great points here. We will definitely do so.

anthony sistrom
anthony sistrom

October 19, 2016

This is a truly worthy blog. I keenly liked the entries on Pius IX and Cardinal Koch. We very much need a translation of Histoire des crises du clerge francais contemporain by Paul Vigneron (1976). Here we are told how the priesthood was sacked long before Vatican II and the role of American Fr Isaac Hecker. A most beautiful passage on the priesthood appears in Thomas Merton’s 1954 book, The Living Bread. The priest is to lead us through the liturgy to the interior life. More he is to represent that life himself. Abbe Georges de Nantes was attending Sulpician seminary (Issy les Moulineaux) during WWII. He demonstrates that it was the Catholic St. Cyr (or Westpoint) with an exceedingly challenging curriculum. He found that everything changed after the Liberation in 1944. Returning from Summer break he found that political correctness was now all that mattered.

Howard Hines
Howard Hines

October 19, 2016

I welcome this blog. I am not a member of an SSPX Parish. In my mind and heart I am one with you, as I lament what has happened to our Church which no one in his right mind could declare that it is not in terrible crisis. I do think that it is the result of misinterpretations and misapplications of those interpretations which we witnessed in its devastation. Wake up, Cardinals in Conclave, and elect someone who has intellectual fortitude to extend canonical recognition to the SSPX! We, the Church, have a lot of work to do in our primary mission, and the SSPX will help to get the barque of Christ’s Church back on its proper course!

Richard Soto
Richard Soto

October 19, 2016

I would like to say that I’m very happy to see a Traditional blog site where traditional Catholics can come together . And to see your articles and comments . Keep up the good work . Also I would like to thank the young lady that helped me with my order I had made concerning a calendar . Her name is Marie and she was very kind and very understanding . I will include you in my prayers Marie . May God bless you and the Blessed virgin Mary watch over you. J.M.J.

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