Angelus Press provides arms in times of war!
Fr. Wegner appeals for your support of Angelus Press' apostolate to arm Catholics with good books to win the war for the Faith.
I write to you at an extraordinary moment in the history of the Church. There is currently in Rome a synod dedicated to the family in which a fierce battle rages for the soul of the Church. Certain elements have conspired to contradict the clear teaching of Christ on the indissolubility of matrimony. At stake is the very survival of the Church’s credibility as teacher and arbiter of the Faith.
How did we arrive here? The Church today finds herself attacked by those who would overthrow Catholic teaching and force us to conform to their depraved desires and scandalous appetites. What we are witnessing today in Rome is but the direct and logical consequence of the error of Modernism, which St. Pius X denounced in his 1907 encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis. In analyzing the growth of Modernism, Pope Pius X identified two primary weaknesses in laymen and clergy alike that make them easy prey to the schemes of Modernists: ignorance of authentic Catholic doctrine and pride in regarding themselves as the sole possessors of knowledge.
St. Pius X’s answer to the barrage of errors spawned by Modernism was to urge Catholics to know their Faith. So alarmed was he by the success of Modernists in driving others into error that he personally oversaw the issuing of his Catechism of Christian Doctrine less than a year later. In a clear demonstration of his dedication to a solid Catholic foundation for the young, Pope Pius X even made time to teach the catechism, himself, to the children in the courtyard of San Damaso in the Vatican.
Archbishop Lefebvre also praised the importance of a good catechism, having taught the fundamentals of the Faith to thousands of native children and adults in Africa. So it was natural, in the wake of Vatican II, with so much confusion battering the Church, that he encouraged the founding of Angelus Press to refute errors and promote sound doctrine.
Now, in response to the audacity of those who seek to corrupt the truths of the Faith, Angelus Press is printing, for the first time in English, the masterful and authoritative catechism of St. Pius X.
This is not just another catechism. It is a seven-volume, comprehensive program that is specifically designed to take even the youngest children from their first prayers to a full knowledge of the Catholic Faith as teens. Moreover, this catechism is packaged beautifully and is built to last. The first five catechism booklets are housed in a box to protect them, and the last two books are hardbound.
This complete course of study will give your children and grandchildren the foundation they need to stand firm against a world so increasingly brazen in its hostility to the Faith that even Princes of the Church are willing to betray Christ’s explicit commands in exchange for a false peace with the enemies of the cross.
This catechism will serve as a trusted guide for many years—even generations—and Angelus Press is taking the time to make sure it is the best it can be. Much care has gone into translation to ensure that such important truths are communicated properly to young minds. Copies of the text were tested in select school settings to gather feedback from teachers, students, and parents before the general release.
Though Holy Mother Church calls all the faithful to instruct the ignorant, not everyone has the privilege of educating children directly. That is why I am asking each of you to participate in this critical project by making a gift today so that Angelus Press can share this treasure with those hungry for the truths of the Faith. Now, more than ever, it is essential that each of us heed the instruction of St. Paul to “...put on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil.” (Eph. 6:11)
That is why I need your help to raise $250,000 to complete this historic and essential catechism. Printing catechisms is not a profitable undertaking, and I want to make them widely available at an affordable cost. Your gift in support of this catechism represents a missionary spirit in perfect harmony with Our Lord’s command:
Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Mt. 28:19-20)
Will you help me sow the seeds of faith in the souls of the young? Imparting sound doctrine during these formative years will yield abundant fruit. Failing this, the lack of proper catechesis will have devastating consequences, both for individual souls and for society. The synod on the family demonstrates how even those entrusted with the defense of the Church can stray when objective truth is forgotten or ignored.
Without your assistance, these books will not be available to those Catholics who need them. Please be generous. St. Hugh of Lincoln said, “Catholic books are our arms in times of war.” The soldiers are assembling and I ask you to help me fill the spiritual armory so that they do not fight unarmed.
Confident of your continued generosity I remain,
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Jurgen Wegner
United States District Superior
PS: Please join us in this ambitious soul-saving endeavor. Your gift is key to educating souls for the glory of God and the future of Holy Mother Church.
Underwriting opportunities at Angelus Press
If you wish to underwrite the production of any of the following projects in their entirety, we will happily dedicate the book according to your wishes—perhaps a dedication to a loved one or a particular prayer intention.
|Child’s Daily Missal: $15,000
This missal supplies a truly liturgical book in which text and pictures are fully intelligible to children aged 6-11. Specifically designed to form the minds of children to true liturgical piety when regularly used well and will lead them, in later years, to make better use of the
Daily Missal and Vespers book.
|Cranmer’s Godly Order: $5,000
By Michael Davies
The first volume of Michael Davies’ three volume, critical study: The Liturgical Revolution. Shows that Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer understood that when you change the way people pray, you will change what they believe. Indispensable for understanding the Novus Ordo Missae and its disastrous effects.
|Traditional Roman Hymnal: $45,000
This much anticipated second edition of the Traditional Roman Hymnal not only contains a greatly expanded music list, but is completely reorganized to make it easier to use. Over 150 Latin hymns are now presented with an English translation for the edification of the faithful. Fully indexed and annotated.
Designed for parish use, this volume contains everything you need to assist at Vespers on Sundays and major feast days. Full Latin and English text with Gregorian Chant notation.
|2016 Liturgical Calendar: $13,000
Features the saints of the liturgical year. Our complete liturgical calendar includes the rank and liturgical color of each day of the year according to the 1962 Roman Missal, as well as current disciplinary law and recommended traditional discipline for all days of fast and abstinence.
|A Short Critical Study of the New Order of Mass: $2,500
Cardinal Alfredo Ottaviani and Cardinal Antonio Bacci’s classic critique of the New Mass, often referred to as The Ottaviani Intervention. This work is a point by point analysis of the New Mass and the dangers it represents to the faithful.
|Traditional Religious Orders: $8,000
A beautiful full-color coffee table book of the traditional religious orders attached to the SSPX. Each chapter will contain a brief history of the original order and its founder, the establishment of the particular house, its spirituality, and beautiful photos of the day-to-day life of these religious communities.
|Prophetic Messages for Our Times: $2,500
By E. Mary Christie
Provides a brief and profound history and meaning of four of the most relevant Marian Apparitions for our day: Quito, La Salette, Lourdes and Fatima.
To speak with Mr. James Vogel at Angelus Press about the sponsorship of one of these or another book project, please call 785-321-3615.