The September issue of our parish paper features an article by Father Bradford,“The Most Splendid Thing in the World,” in honor of Holy Cross Day, “the special occasion outside of Holy Week when the Church glories in the Cross of Christ. To say that is to use the language of St Paul. He wrote to the Galatians ‘God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of Our Lord Jesus Christ.’ (6.14)”

If you signed up to receive Contra Mundum by mail, you should receive your September issue soon. You can also read it here on our website as well as all of the back issues.

This issue also includes a sermon by Fr Bradford and articles and writings by noted contemporary and classic authors, as well as announcements of upcoming events and news and notes for our combined congregation and community:

  • “The Most Splendid Thing in the World,” an article by Fr Richard Bradford
  • “The Great Desire of Love is Toward Eternity,” a sermon preached by Father Bradford
  • “The Power of Prayer, Penance, and Sacrifice,” an article by the Provost from The Oratory Parish Magazine of the Brampton (London) Oratory
  • “On the Love of Christ” by St Alphonsus Ligouri, a Doctor of the Church
  • “Our Lady’s Nativitye,” a poem by St Robert Southwell, a Jesuit priest and martyr
  • “Rules To Live By,” an article about Chris Pratt by Robert Steiner
  • “How It All Began, Part II” by Father Bradford
  • “Some Things Never Change” by New York Times columnist Christopher F. Schuetze