The Vesture of the Ministers: Part III

The Vesture of the Ministers: Part III

Discourses on Solemn Mass: Part IV In our day, the outer vestments of the sacred ministers at Solemn Mass correspond with the holy orders they are exercising; that is, priesthood, diaconate and subdiaconate. However in ancient times of the Roman...

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Ordinations This Month

Ordinations This Month

Later this month, His Excellency Bishop de Galaretta will be ordaining 11 priests for the Society of St. Pius X and 1 priest for the Dominican Monastery in Avrillé, France. The ceremonies are open to the public and it’s a...

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The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array? – Canticles 6:9 Mary, the most humble of creatures, she who proclaimed herself the handmaid...

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Christ Acts through the Liturgy: Why the Fight for the Mass Still Matters

Christ Acts through the Liturgy: Why the Fight for the Mass Still Matters

It has been almost six years since Pope Benedict XVI issued the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum. Despite deficiencies in the text (two forms of one rite, for example), the point of this motu proprio – that the Traditional Latin Mass...

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The Vesture of the Ministers: Part II

The Vesture of the Ministers: Part II

Discourses on Solemn Mass: Part III After the amice and alb, the sacred ministers don the cincture, a long cord made of linen or silk adorned with tassels at its ends. Though strictly-speaking only a white-colored cincture is required, often...

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Tradition Alone Continues the Graces of Pentecost

Tradition Alone Continues the Graces of Pentecost

Blog Note: The following is a Pentecost sermon given by Archbishop Lefebvre. It initially appeared in the May, 1989 issue of The Angelus. We offer it here not only for its soundness of doctrine and beauty of devotion, but also...

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The Vesture of the Ministers: Part I

The Vesture of the Ministers: Part I

Discourses on Solemn Mass: Part II Throughout the ages, it has been natural that man will don special vesture to denote that he is exercising a public function (or office) that transcends his own person. As witnessed via the Old...

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Coming Soon: A New Title on Being a Woman

Coming Soon: A New Title on Being a Woman

Angelus Press is about to print Fr. Karl Stehlin’s book The Nature, Dignity, and Mission of Woman. Fr. Stehlin is the Superior of the SSPX’s Autonomous House for Eastern European Countries. You may be familiar with several of his previously...

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Some Numbers

Some Numbers

On Monday, May 13th, the Vatican released the 2013 Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae. This yearly statistical survey of the Catholic Church offers an insight into the growth or decline of the Church in various parts of the world. Since it takes...

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The Ministers of Solemn Mass

The Ministers of Solemn Mass

Discourses on Solemn Mass: Part I The perfection of the rite of Solemn Mass stems from its variety of ministers, or more precisely, the proper division of liturgical offices. These divisions are not only of ancient origin, but are nearly...

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Response to a letter of Fr Chazal  by Fr François Laisney

Response to a letter of Fr Chazal by Fr François Laisney

Blog Note: The following is a response of Fr. Laisney to Fr. Chazal concerning the ongoing crisis in the Church and the proper reaction of a Catholic, and especially a priest, to this crisis. It first appeared here: http://sspxasia.com/Documents/Society_of_Saint_Pius_X/2013-04-19_Fr_Laisneys_answer_to_%20Fr_Chazal.pdf Singapore,...

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Of Curiosity and Cooking

Of Curiosity and Cooking

This past Lent, I had the “lofty” aspiration to give up listening to, or looking up, the News. I did very well for a few weeks, and then . . . the Pope resigned, and then a new pope was...

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