Volume XXI

Fr. Richard Bradford and the Congregation of Saint Athanasius have published Contra Mundum, the parish paper, monthly since 1998 to provide religious instruction and news of the congregation.

Volume XXI. August 2018 to July 2019:

Issue 1. August 2018:

  • “Pax Tecum,” an article by the Revd Deacon Michael J. Connolly
  • “On Salvation,” excerpt from the Declaration Dominus Iesus by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger published by the CDF on August 6, 2000
  • “How Things Work in the Kingdom,” a sermon preached by Father Bradford in St Theresa of Ávila Church, August 17, 2011
  • “Trained to Detect a Person,” an article by the Revd Albert J. Byrne from the parish bulletin of The Cathedral of St Catherine of Siena, Allentown, PA
  • “Dwelling in the Loftiest Citadel of Virtue,” an excerpt from a sermon on the Blessed Virgin Mary by St Amadeus of Lausanne (1110-59)
  • “Recognizing Jesus” by St Basil (c.329-379), one of the Four Greek Doctors of the Church
  • “A Prayer” from St Stephen’s Church, Gloucester Rd. London
  • “From a Bible Given to World War II Servicemen,” an inscription by Franklin Delano Roosevelt, President of the United States

Issue 2. September 2018:

  • “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

Issue 3. October 2018:

  • “Treating the Whole Affair Lightly” by Father Bradford
  • “Protecting the Young from Evil” by Saint Joseph Calasanz (1557-1648) whose pioneering work was a model for St John Bosco and the Salesian schools
  • “Practice What You Believe,” an excerpt from a sermon by Dr. James DeKoven, an Anglican priest and educator
  • “Contemplating the Mysteries of Salvation,” an excerpt of a sermon by St Bernard of Clairvaux, a French abbot and major leader in the reform of Benedictine monasticism
  • “Dismal Little Germs” by the Provost from the The Oratory Parish Magazine, the parish paper of the Brompton (London) Oratory.