Balm of Penance

Balm of Penance

by Brent Klaske

The following article is the from the November-December 2012 issue of The Angelus and is written by Fr. Dominique Bourmaud, SSPX. “I would rather feel compunction than know its definition.” These words of the Imitation of Christ express the purpose...

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Pius IX: The Man and the Myth, Chapters 2 -4

Pius IX: The Man and the Myth, Chapters 2 -4

by Brent Klaske

In the first section (here) we considered the life of Pope Pius IX from the time of his birth until his determination to take the tonsure. This section (chapters 2 – 4) will consider his life from the time after...

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St. Thomas on the Our Father

St. Thomas on the Our Father

by Andrew Latham

In honor of the today’s feast of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas, we offer the following reprint from the September 1985 issue of The Angelus. No doubt this short, but profound examination of the first part of the Our...

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Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Lent

Wednesday of the 3rd Week in Lent

by Brent Klaske

As we approach the middle of Lent, it’s worthwhile to consider the thoughts Holy Mother Church puts before our mind on this Wednesday of the Third Week in Lent. While the entire liturgy is of great importance, today we will...

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A Blueprint for Disaster?

A Blueprint for Disaster?

by Brent Klaske

Dr. Robert Moynihan has been the Editor-in-Chief of Inside the Vatican magazine since its foundation in the early 1990s. With editorial positions covering a wide range, it is certain that Dr. Moynihan has his finger on the pulse of Rome...

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Why We Rightly Call St. Joseph the Father of Jesus

Why We Rightly Call St. Joseph the Father of Jesus

by Brent Klaske

This text is taken from the March, 1990 issue of The Angelus, and is a response of Fr. Laisney to someone opposed to using the title of “father” for Saint Joseph. We reprint it here, especially during this month of...

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Pius IX: The Man and the Myth, Chapter 1

Pius IX: The Man and the Myth, Chapter 1

by Brent Klaske

REMINDER: Friends, today starts the first full day of the interregnum between Pope Benedict XVI and his successor. As it is the duty of every Catholic to pray for the outcome of a papal election, we strongly encourage you to...

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Mater et Caput

Mater et Caput

by Brent Klaske

In a housekeeping note, tomorrow’s online book club will give an outline of the first chapter only, since many have not had time to purchase it. We will then review chapters 2-5 next week. Please jump in for discussion, interesting...

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The End of a Papacy

The End of a Papacy

by Brent Klaske

We leave to others the many good comments and evaluations of Pope Benedict’s decision to abdicate the papacy, the first pope to do so in over 600 years. We make our own, the bulk of commentary given by Roberto de...

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An Online Catholic Book Club

An Online Catholic Book Club

by Brent Klaske

A New Idea Thanks to everyone for their comments and suggestions with the new blog. We are still working through a few items, and your ideas are very helpful. Keep them coming! Today I want to announce the inauguration of...

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Cardinal Koch and the SSPX

Cardinal Koch and the SSPX

by Brent Klaske

Dr. John Lamont holds a degree in philosophy from Oxford University and in theology from Ottawa University. He is an honorary fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology at the Australian Catholic University. Dr. Lamont has taught at the...

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

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

by Brent Klaske

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,...

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