Our Parish Paper

Fr. Richard Bradford and the Congregation of Saint Athanasius have published Contra Mundum monthly since 1998 to provide religious instruction and news of the congregation. The name of the paper comes from the Latin phrase “Athanasius contra mundum,Athanasius against the world. Originally the Arian Emperor Constantius attempted to browbeat Pope Liberius into excommunicating the Bishop of Alexandria (Who are you to stand up for Athanasius against the world?). Subsequently the phrase became attached to the man himself, who spent 17 years in 5 different exiles ordered by 4 Emperors, all because he would not cease teaching orthodox Catholicism in the face of heresy.

Contra Mundum contains articles and sermons by Fr. Bradford, articles and other writings by noted classic and contemporary authors, news and notes for the community, and announcements of upcoming events. Parishioners as well as many outside the congregation subscribe. To receive Contra Mundum by mail, email your address to Susan Russo, the editor.

The most recent issues are available here  on our sister congregation’s website and the online archives are here.