Issue: September 2016

Letter from the Publisher

May the contributions in this issue of The Angelus enlighten us on the virtue of Fortitude and instill in us the noble wish to follow Christ's example.

Esto Vir!

The virtue of Fortitude in the life of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. 

Heroism in Literature

Courageous sacrifice as the literary bond between the ancient and modern worlds. 

Building Strength

Instilling fortitude, courage, and discipline at Notre Dame de La Salette Boys Academy. 

True Fathers as We Need Them

On the role of Fortitude in the vocation of Catholic fatherhood. 

Feast of the Holy Cross

A historical and liturgical meditation on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. 

Decline in Fortitude and Direction

Extracts from Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s 1978 Harvard Commencement Address, "A World Split Apart."

"Our Dear Rector"

On the life and heroic example of Fr. Henri Le Floch, teacher of Archbishop Lefebvre. 

An Apostolic Missionary

St. Louis de Montfort, a saint of great character, missionary zeal, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. 

Bearing Trials

How do we endure the trials and sorrows with Fortitude in this vale of tears? 

Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay

A reflection on the Cathedral of Notre-Dame du Puy-en-Velay.

Corruption, Courage, and Rage

Gian Pietro Carafa (Pope Paul IV) as a courageous confessor for Church renewal in a time of great corruption. 

Forming the Conscience

How can Catholics effectively form the consciences of their children? 

Book Review: The Awakening of Miss Prim

A review of The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera. 


  • Can a priest require a child to perform apostolic or social work before receiving the sacrament of Confirmation?
  • Is the administration of Extreme Unction valid if the priest does not anoint the hands and feet?
  • Should one always announce a mystery when one announces a decade of the rosary for a special intention?

News from Tradition

  • A Mother’s Beautiful Response
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Close 
St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • Christians in the Middle East and the West’s Silence
  • Pope Francis Appoints Apostolic Administrator for the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

Fortitude vs. the Revolution

Fortitude as an indispensible virtue for overcoming liberalism and rebuilding Christendom. 

The Last Word

Not fear, but charity, must reign in our hearts and lives.