Issue: July 2021

Letter from the Publisher

"It is my privilege to present to you the new format of The Angelus magazine..."

Egeria’s Journey: A 4th-Century Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

"A letter from Valerius, a 7th-century Spanish monk, praising the spirituality of a nun who had many years earlier written about her extensive pilgrimage to the eastern part of the Roman Empire, gave her name: Egeria."

Egypt and Jordan: Thoughts and Insights from a Traditional Catholic Pilgrim

"Egypt and Jordan, while not part of the Promised Land, can be considered part of the “holy land” in a way. What is a holy land? What makes a place holy?"

My All-Night Vigil in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

"It can happen in the life of a Christian, and especially in the life of a priest, that he receives favors from the loving Providence of God which exceed all his expectations and which he never sought or even imagined..." 

The Tragedy of the Fourth Crusade

"The ill-fated Fourth Crusade to win back Jerusalem for Christendom resulted in a series of errors, misdeeds, and outright horrors that drove a rift between East and West that continues to this day. Although it is commonplace for contemporary Catholics to romanticize aspects of every crusade undertaken, not all were carried out with the same righteous intentions as others..."

Gerusalemme Liberata? The Holy Land after World War I

"It was with the above words, the title of Torquato Tasso’s epic poem of 1581 on the liberation of Jerusalem in the First Crusade, that the Kingdom of Italy illuminated state buildings in Rome to celebrate its British ally’s capture of the Holy City from the Ottoman Empire during World War One..."

Meditations on St. John’s Gospel: Chapter Seven

"St. John henceforth will present us Our Lord during the last year of His life, beginning with His third journey to Jerusalem, according to our evangelist..."

An Interview with Fr. Paul Robinson, SSPX

"In the end, the priest of the Society of the St. Pius X has to be extremely flexible, because he could be asked to go or do just about anything. The important thing is that he grow in whatever assignment he is placed..."

A Pilgrimage to the Heavenly Jerusalem

"From Christian antiquity until the present the land graced by the human presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ has witnessed many pilgrims. All seek to receive a grace or some divine assistance in life. Although they all arrive at the very place where Our Lord was born, crucified and rose from the dead, they only see a material place occupied by real human beings, both good and bad..."

The Passion of the Church: The 1982 Ordination Sermon

"Briefly, I would like to try to explain what it seems to me our course of action should be in the face of these sad developments taking place in the Church. It seems to me that we can compare this agony the Church is suffering today to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ..."

Questions and Answers

Fr. Iscara answers questions about natural law and spiritual direction.

Complex Questions & Simple Answers

Prof. Felix Otten, O.P. and C.F. Pauwels, O.P. address questions about the indissolubility of marriage.

Substantial Change in the Liturgy

"As the current editor and principal developer of the Divinum Officium Project, this author has constantly borne in mind that the 1962 books are normative and should thus be given priority in editing this resource. While the Project does provide the former liturgical texts as a research aid and didactic tool, the aim of this project, according to its original developer, the late Laszlo Kiss, was to demonstrate that the reforms of St. Pius X and John XXIII were not in any way radical..."

The Last Word

"The year: 1095. The place: Clermont. The speaker: Eudes de Châtillon, otherwise known as Urban II. The topic: Crusade..."