January 20, 2023
Welcome to this first renewed edition of Convictions. Many of you will be familiar with the name, as it was our previous SSPX newsletter for English speaking Canada. We present to you once again this newsletter, albeit newly sized and formatted, but still filled with the same age-old doctrine and interesting news from the district of Canada. Although more compact we hope this small publication will provide you with some spiritual and intellectual food for thought, and help inform and unify the world’s largest district, through the sharing of news from our various priories. In the magazine, you will also find news particular to the district such as upcoming retreats, pilgrimages, camps, etc. On the last pages can be found lists of our priories and resident priests and religious. You will also find payment and subscription details towards the end of the publication. Please note that the publication is free but any donations towards the work will be happily received as it is not cheap to produce. Please be aware that there is also a French version of this publication called the “Carillon.” Both versions will contain similar practical information and news but may vary in the content of other articles. They will both be published quarterly. I am happy to be the new editor of Convictions and able to serve my country in this way, after having spent many years abroad in my studies in the U.S.A. and priestly assignments in England. We cannot but offer this work to Our Lady in the times we live and pray that she watch over and have compassion on Canada. We hail her as star of the sea “Ave Maris Stella” as did the French Acadians, who chose this hymn as their national anthem when they first landed on these shores. We also lay the work at the feet of our venerable patron Pope St. Pius X.
God bless you all,
Fr. Lawrence Barrett Winnipeg May 2022
July 26, 2022
"In this issue of The Angelus we present a number of articles that explore how education has been corrupted in our day. And so as to not present a purely gloomy picture of the state of education, you will also find in these pages examples of healthy Catholic education."
June 17, 2022
In all walks of life, Catholics have had a powerful impact on American culture, from baseball to the Supreme Court; Catholicism is an integral part of this great country.
May 11, 2022
It is sadly ironic that this issue of The Angelus is dedicated to the theme of the World Between the Wars when, at the time I write this letter, Ukraine and Russia are the midst of one.
February 10, 2022
Although film and television were envisioned as another means to bring human artistry to a wider audience, it did not take long for unscrupulous persons to exploit this forum to spread vice.
December 10, 2021
In this issue we focus on the theme of Liturgical Living. It is easy to think of liturgy as external, something those raised to the priesthood “perform” or “do.”
October 10, 2021
The issue’s theme invites you to explore the important role women have played in the Catholic Church from its divine establishment through the present day.
September 23, 2021
A Woman’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the 4th-Century
My All-Night Vigil in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Historic Sermon of 1982 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre
A Substantial Change in the Liturgy: Fr. Marcello
Meditation on St. John’s Gospel
Priestly Life, an Inside Look: Fr. Paul Robinson
June 02, 2021
Why would The Angelus want to cover topics such as economics, politics, problems touching on race, the connection of law & liberty, and the differences and problems of both democracy & socialism? While they are not theological topics in themselves, the Catholic Faith does inform our understanding of these various social issues.
May 18, 2021
"The high contingent of Catholics on the island was composed largely of Irish prisoners of common crimes, but it gradually included educated political prisoners as well as honest men guilty of the 'crime of theft' fueled by starvation."