The summer 2022 issue of “L’Angélus” looks at Catholic education


July 26, 2022


United States District

Angelus Press, in its flagship publication, features articles, studies, history and analysis of Catholic education throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

A selection from the editor, US District Superior Fr. John Fullerton, is featured here, along with the contents and an overview of the issue.

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Dear reader,

Nearly a century ago, in his encyclical Divini Illius MagistriPope Pius XI wrote: “Indeed, we must never forget that the subject of Christian education is the whole man, the soul united to the body in the unity of nature, with all its natural and supernatural, as right reason and revelation show. whether[.]“How far we have strayed from this ideal in the contemporary world.

Education, which involves nothing less than the development of the intellect, the acquisition of knowledge and the formation of character, has been reduced to a mundane means to an emaciated end. Expressed in utilitarian terms, education today often means collecting the required pieces of paper from a high school, college, and/or trade school, and perhaps a third-grade program. cycle to secure a particular job line. Outside of historically religious educational institutions, little emphasis is placed on forming a three-dimensional person: mind, body, and spirit. All that matters is checking off a list of courses designed to make an individual a good cog in the machine, stripped of any higher purpose or the genuine freedom that comes only through adherence to God’s law.

In this issue of The Angelus we feature a number of articles that explore how education has been corrupted today. And so as not to paint a purely gloomy picture of the state of education, you will also find in these pages examples of sound Catholic education, the one that the Society of Saint Pius X seeks to maintain in the face of enormous pressure to do other. . The work of restoring authentic education, like the work of restoring Catholic Tradition, is a formidable task, but one that can be accomplished with diligent effort and trust in God’s grace.

We must not despair. We must not withdraw from the field. Understanding the corruption of modern education is the first step towards solving these problems. I hope the articles in this issue will help readers in this noble endeavour.

Prof. Jean Fullerton



  • Grace builds on nature: the case of Catholic liberal arts
    – Dr. Matthew Childs
  • The old and the new: some considerations on parochial schools
    Robert Wyer


  • The context: The loss of God at school, the loss of God in the soul
    -Patrick Murtha
  • Comment: by Dante divine comedy: Educating for the Joy of God
    -Ann Marie Temple
  • Comment: A reflection on my time at St. Mary’s College
    -Jane Spencer
  • Literature: Love’s Atlantis: The Lost Art of Poetic Knowledge
    -Jonathan Wanner
  • Art: The Corruption of Arts Education in the Modern Era
    – Prof. David Clayton
  • Story: The origins of education in America
    – Prof. Daniel Muscha, SSPX
  • Exam: God and Modern Warfare: A Review by Phil Klay Missionaries
    -William Gonch


  • Theology: The priest and Catholic teaching
    – Prof. John M. McFarland, SSPX
  • To the Community: Providence and silence
    – Dr. John Tardiff
  • Interview: How to obtain a solid Catholic formation… in Paris!
    – Prof. François-Marie Chautard

THE LAST WORD – Prof. David Sherry, SSPX

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