Issue: May 2015

Letter from the Publisher

Is today’s Church paralyzed by clerical interference or by a lack of vocations? Is the Church afflicted from priests who abuse their sacerdotal ministry of teaching, ruling and saving souls or of the lack thereof? These are crucial issues to which the average Catholic cannot be indifferent . . . 

The Order of Melchisedech

“The Lord has sworn an oath and He shall not repent: ‘Thou art a priest forever according to the order of Melchisedech.’ ” 

Out of the Fog

Interview with Fr. X.

What is a Vocation?

“How do I know whether I have a vocation or not?” 

Call Me Father!

Interview with Fr. le Roux, SSPX, the rector of St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, Winona, MN. 

Memories of a Veteran

“Introibo ad altare Dei…”  A priestly anniversary. 

The Sacred Rite of Ordination

The history and ceremonies of the rite of ordination.

Souls on Fire

The Divine Office is like the consoling companion of the religious soul traveling through this valley of tears. 

Ecce Sacerdos Magnus

Angelus Press interviewed several priests, Fathers du Chalard, Emily, Groche, as well as H.E. Bishop Bernard Fellay, who were close associates of Archbishop Lefebvre from the first pioneering years of Ecône.

From the Heart

St. Pius X, extracts of his Exhortation to the Clergy, Haerent Animo.

The Integral Priest

Bishop Tissier de Mallerais writes about Archbishop Lefebvre, his life, his person, his work, and his doctrine.

Lay Investiture

Far from remaining an issue only for the Middle Ages, lay investiture [the appointment of Church officials by lay rulers], as part of the whole question of the proper relationship between Church and State, still exists today.  

Fostering Your Son's Vocation

How a parent should respond to a child considering a vocation.

Long Live Summer Vacation!

How to have a healthy and relaxing summer vacation. 

Asia and the Philippines

Interview with Fr Couture (former district superior of Asia) about the history of the SSPX apostolate in Asia. 


  • Is there a hierarchy in the Church?
  • Why is the Church’s hierarchy connected with the Sacrament of Holy Orders?
  • Orders are not an impediment to matrimony in the Eastern Church. Hence, should not Latin priests also be allowed to marry?
  • Why did the Roman Catholic Church experience a sexual abuse crisis?
  • Archbishop Cupich of Chicago, not long ago, spoke of the need for priests to focus on their baptismal vows rather than on their ordinations. Is this what we mean by clericalism?


News From Tradition

  • A German Cardinal’s Worrisome Words
  • The October Synod
  • Cardinal Sarah Interview

True Reform vs. Church Revolution

Reflections of Fr. Roger-Thomas Calmel, O.P. († 1975), who was perhaps the first theologian to condemn the modern trends in France, with Bishop Tissier’s commentaries. 

Letters to the Editor

Dear Angelus Press, I am a little confused. In past years, The Angelus was offering a great variety of articles and there was always something of interest to pick from. Lately, and especially...

The Last Word

What was Jesus thinking when He said: “Do this in remembrance of Me”?