Credo & Culture |
Devotion |
Features |
News & Information |
Traditional Causes |
Archived Issues |
Resource Ports |
Our Mission |
Contact Us

Reverence in Mass

Sermon for the Octave of the Epiphany

Bishop Daniel Dolan

courtesy of
St. Gertrude the Great Church and Traditional Catholic Sermons

In his sermon for the Octave of the Epiphany, Bishop Dolan provides a fresh insight to hopefully spur those latecomers and early leavers to stay put and drink in the fullness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. His Excellency asks where are our feet headed? Are they anchored in Christ, or turned toward Him in procession for Him, or are they shuffling, headed away from Him. The Bishop points out that while man is geared toward upward trends in constantly trading up, watch for Jesus because He'll be heading in a downward direction, "down to the River, to the rail, to the depths of our hearts. We need to process into church and go up unto the Altar of God (Introibo ad altare Dei) and, as adopted children of God, our preparation for Mass mirrors Christ's preparaton for Calvary. If we truly realized the wondrous mystery of the Holy Mass we'd never want to leave, for as the Bishop so beautifully puts it, at Holy Mass "the Heavens are opening, Christ's descending, down to the Jordan of our sinfulness to wash our sins with His Blood and, after we've been wiped, why then, to feed us fresh from the water with His Body." What other direction could we ever take, and yet, so often our feet betray us. This sermons should be a true epiphany to many.

   As these pages load, we invite you to say as many Hail Mary's as necessary. We pray you will be imbued by the truths of the authentic Catholic Faith we provide here and yearn to learn more of the infrangible truths of the only Church founded by Jesus Christ.

Visa MasterCard Discover American Express eCheck
or you can send your tax-deductible contribution (check, cash or M.0.) by mail to:
The Daily Catholic % SANCTUS
P.O. Box 365, Mead, WA 99021

What a wondrous web God did weave for Saint Felix

   Since we are on the web it's appropriate to feature a saint often portrayed with a web - Saint Felix of Nola who died on this date in 260 A.D. Many times he was on the verge of being captured by the Romans because of his Christianity, but, through the grace of God, managed to escape; one time aided by a spider who spun an instant cobweb to hide him from his captors. When he was finally captured, he willingly gave his life for Christ on this day 1,748 years ago.

by Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey
We recommend the following traditional sites as additional, reliable resources

"The use of the Latin language, customary in a considerable section of the Church, is a manifest and beautiful sign of unity, as well as an effective antidote for any corruption of doctrinal truth."

Pope Pius XII
Encyclical Mediator Dei, #60, November 20, 1947


Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel
15 Pepper St.
Monroe, CT 06468
SUNDAYS: 10 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m.
Friday 10:45 a.m. Saturday 7:00 a.m.
Confessions after Sunday Mass
Our Lady of the Rosary
call Bishop Robert McKenna, O.P. (203) 261-8290


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission
400 Cummings Park
Woburn, MA 01801
SUNDAYS: 4 p.m. (2nd and 4th)
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Mission
call (617) 913-1483
for Mass in Lewiston, Maine on same Sundays, call (207) 786-4018

   Today begins the short week of the Time After Epiphany and, what is interesting in this time when the vestments would traditionally be green, is that there is not one Mass this week where it will be worn before the purple or violet vestments are retrieved from the Advent closet for the Time of Septuagesima, which begins next Sunday. This week we celebrate with white vestments a holy bishop and Doctor of the Church in Saint Hilary today, followed by tomorrow's feast of the holy hermit St. Paul and historical feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor; another white Mass. We break out the red for the feast of the martyred Pope Saint Marcellus I on Wednesday, return to white vestments the rest of the week with Thursday's feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot and Friday the Greater Double Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, which begins the Week of Church Unity Octave "that all may be one" as in one fold, the true fold, truly members of the only one true Church on earth, the only one with the four marks of one, holy, Catholic and Apostolic, the only one founded by Jesus Christ. Saturday is the Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday and, voila, we are at the end of the Time After Epiphany. Get your sackcloth ready because Lent looms on the horizon, just 16 days away. So as we transition from the joy of Christmastide to the somber reality of penance and fasting, let us work on the spiritual resolutions we charted a few weeks ago and commit to making this the year we really buckle down and do all in our power to make reparation for our own sins and those of others in our prayers, penance and sacrifice. A small price to pay for the dividends that will be paid in graces and shaving points off our time in Purgatory.

Forget Hillary, you can never go wrong with Hilary, St. Hilary that is, the esteemed Doctor of the Church.

Today we celebrate the first Doctor of the Church in the calendar year. This holy Bishop and Doctor of the Church Saint Hilary of Poitiers was another from the fourth century who, like the three great Doctors - St. Athanasius, St. Ephrem and St. Cyril of Jerusalem - who proceeded him. Unlike the one whose name sounds so similar, there are no similarities to the character of St. Hilary with Hillary Clinton. The former is a saint, the latter...well, you fill in the blanks, but keep it clean. Back to the true Hilary. He was both greatly persecuted by the Arians and ostracized by many within the Church because of false information. Hmm, sound familiar? Every Traditional Catholic can relate to that. This first Doctor, of what is today France - eldest Daughter of the Church - was known for his great labors in the fields of God from Gaul to Ilyria. Born the same year as his colleague Doctor and Bishop of Jerusalem St. Cyril, he labored tirelessly for the True Faith and is appropriately known as Laborer for God

Helpful Hints for Husbands and Wives and everyone in the Family

As a special treat for this Feast of the Holy Family, we bring you inspiration from the late Father James F. Wathen, pioneering traditional author of The Great Sacrilege who passed away November 6, 2006. This piece was first published here three years ago and to show the measure of the man, though he was dying of cancer, he left us these priceless gems of wisdom for husbands and wives, for young men and women in the single life, and for children as well. In each, he provides solid Catholicity of how each must respond in order to have their state in life blessed and become fruitful in the eyes of God, and then in the eyes of the world which, as he points out, is often a paradox for living as a true Catholic is a contradiction to the world. His encouraging words give hope that more will take his solid advice and apply it to their lives so that a generation of true Catholics can be generated for tomorrow. That is his gift for the feast of the holiest of families, Jesus' Own in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph, titled, Thoughts to sustain Catholic Families

Nothing can shake family bond if all are united with God

In honor of the Double Major Feast of the Holy Family, we bring you Father Louis Campbell's sermon from three years ago in which he points out the importance of "home" and equates the devastation of the most recent disastrous tsunami in the Indian Ocean ravaging Southeast Asia with the loss of home, hearth and heartland. But if one is anchored in the home of God, guided by the example and intercession of the Holy Family, then even the worst earthquakes, tsunamis, floods or fires or worse can shake us from realizing our spiritual home which is Heaven. Our life on this fragile planet earth is but a drop of water compared to the unending ocean of eternity that will be like the calmest of seas for us forever in one of the Almighty's many mansions in Heaven. Conversely, if we place our emphasis on that drop of water more than the everlasting sea of eternity, then the tsunamis of hell will erupt and cascade down on us, crushing us under satan's hardened mantle of madness. While humanistic assistance is vital in these desperate times for our neighbors who are made in the image and likeness of Christ, it cannot be the end all and be all; and, in these times when society and the conciliar church give more credence to the material and modern than spiritual and ancient, there will be consequences for Our Lord has assured this in Scripture as Father explains in his sermon "Though the earth be shaken"

NRLC's ideals blow in the winds of whatever is politically expedient

   As we hear more about pro-life organizations this month in commemorating the 35th Anniversary of the horrendous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision and with the primaries going hot and heavy with one claim after another, it is important to know what are the true pro-life organizations and which are not. We know Planned Parenthood is not, that's a given. But did you know that the National Right to Life organization is a misnomer, that they really are not 100% pro-life but easily moved to compromise for political expediency. That evidence was manifested recently and corroborated by such pro-life luminaries as Judie Brown of ALL and Fr. Thomas Euteneuer in addition to Alan Keyes, Judge Roy Moore and Congressman Bob Dornan. Knowing there can be not one ounce of compromise when it comes to the sanctity of life from womb to the tomb, it's vital that we know the enemy among us. The Legacy of Judas: National Right to Life's betrayal of the unborn

Why not an ecumenical chapel in a beloved Catholic Basilica? It's already been desecrated with the abomination of desolation.

If you can't convert 'em (and that's never been the conciliar creed) then join 'em. That's the mantra being peddled by Modern Rome with the establishment, hold onto your hats and veils, of an "ecumenical chapel" at the venerated Basilica of St. Paul Outside-the-Walls. In what Hegelian innovator BeneRatz is calling the "Year of St. Paul" he is going to wow non-believers with their own place to continue their false worship, totally forsaking our Lord's command in Mark 16: 15-16 to save souls. But then did you really expect the Modernists to follow Christ's teaching or remember what Paul says in Galatians 1: 8-10 and 2 Thessalonians 2: 10-11? Not in the last 50 years! See what Benny's honcho as archpriest of the Basilica said in that it provides "the possibility for non-Catholic Christian communities to come and pray at the basilica and to celebrate liturgy." Yeah, a "cardinal" Andrea Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo actually said that and never a denial from Ratzinger. Surprised? Don't be, it's par for the course for the VulgArians. Ecumania invades St. Paul's

There is only one standard of truth and it has stood for two thousand years. It will be standing long after the winds of change will blow in and out according to what people may want now to what they'll want tomorrow. There is only one issue and one barometer on how to vote: Do they uphold the cross with not one iota of compromise?

In his third essay this week of a trilogy on political science 2008 from a totally Catholic perspective, Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey exposes the problems with candidates running for the highest office of the land. They forget Who is higher. Tom enumerates several of the pitfalls citizens and clerics, who have bought into the heresy of Americanism, can fall into as he identifies the emotional rollercoaster so many strap onto in letting their feelings flap in the wind. No stability or strength can be identified with those candidates who waver or do not uphold Christ's teachings fully and the concept of separation of Church and State is a myth masterminded by the devil and fooling so many. While these candidates say they stand behind the "standard of truth", when push comes to shove it is not "politically correct" to admit that there is only one standard of truth, only one standard of true human liberty and that is the holy crucifix where upon the gibbet of the cross is all the evidence one needs to know where Ultimate Truth can be found. It is not in the ballot booth, it is not with any political party; it is not with any entity that gives even one ounce of concession to liberty, equality and fraternity - the mantra of the French Revolution and the emergence of Freemasonry in its attempt to snuff out Catholic truth. It is only by the very blood, the very last drop of His Most Precious Blood that we are here. Are we going to waste this precious life by insulting Him with a vote for His adversary? Showing Libertarianism's True Biases

Putting the "joy" in the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary during this Octave of the Epiphany

With this being the last Thursday in Christmastide before we begin the Time After Epiphany next week, we thought it would be inspirational to bring back John Gregory's meditations on the Holy Rosary in updated files for the rest of this week and next week before we enter the Time of Septuagesima and the Sorrowful Mysteries. He commences with the wondrous Annunciation as John provides inspiring meditation that many might not have even considered as he equates the sinful selfishness of contraception and abortion today as the antithesis of Mary's fiat, never more evident than on the brink of commemorating the 35th horrendous anniversary of Roe v. Wade in two weeks. God is not happy with those who deny not only a child a place in the inn, but snuff out the very life and soul of one of God's chosen ones. They have not tasted the wrath that will visit those who dare to play God, who dare to not serve, who dare to tempt Him or denigrate His Blessed Mother. That is why it is absolutely essential to have a healthy, renewed perspective of Mary's role in salvation and how, through the Annunciation, only by cooperating with her fiat can we enhance our chance of gaining Heaven. John shares his thoughts with the reader in his meditation of the beautiful words in Luke 1 announcing to the Virgin Mary her chosen mission for mankind in The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation.

Who is to say there is not another St. Charles Borromeo out there who will come forth to help set the Barque of Peter upright again? Hopes can be realized through Humility and Prayer.

To provide encouragement that there is hope on the horizon, Cyndi Cain provides a shining example of the possible. It happened before, why can't it happen again? That is the question you will ask when reading of the humility in the short-lived, but fully fruitful life of a holy and influential Doctor of the Church St. Charles Borromeo. In the midst of turmoil, tension, rebellion, lukewarmness, and heresies in the aftermath of wicked popes, God rose up this humble soul to wrest back the true faith from the usurpers and infiltrators. Now, nearly 500 years later the situation is even worse, for the Protestants have managed to cleverly masquerade themselves as part of and inside, and yes, even as the Church itself where man has reached, in their warped thinking that has permeated every conciliar curia and chancery, an equal footing with God. Heresy? Of course, but considering the counterfeit church of conciliarism's track record, should we be surprised? No, nor should we be surprised, if we pray with humility and hope, that God will be merciful and raise up more dedicated bishops of St. Charles' caliber to help bring holy Mother Church back to her rightful order. It can be done! Cyndi lays out the blueprint on how it worked a half millennium ago in her lesson, Humility Hungers for Holy Happenings

Understanding Divine Revelation and the Source. It is not debatable. God said it, we believe it, that settles it!

We begin 2008 with a redacted series from several years ago that serves as a primer on our faith, and Divine Revelation is a foundation of Catholicism and, Sacred Scripture, contrary to modern consensus, has always been a staple of the Faith. Therefore, it is important to cover the Word of God, compiled in what is called the Bible, for its purpose and background in a short overview of the Old Testament which began with "In the beginning God created Heaven and earth" in the Book of Genesis and ends with the last words of the beloved disciple Saint John the Evangelist in the Book of Apocalypse with "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen" in the New Testament. Between these words are millions of others, all sanctioned as the Word and a guide for helping us attain everlasting life. That is a major reason why we provide these catechetical "points of enlightenment" in order to help more Catholics better understand their Faith. Regardless of where any Catholic is in his or her journey toward salvation, he or she has to recognize that the Faith they were initiated into at the Sacrament of Baptism, making them truly members of the Mystical Body of Christ, is the most precious gift they have been given in life. If they truly want to live their Faith as it was taught in the Church through 260 Popes, they must know the Faith and live it as Traditional Catholics. That's the only way to KEEP THE FAITH! Thus, we present HOLY SCRIPTURE: A Brief Overview


We at the Daily Catholic believe that copyrighting material is counterproductive to the purpose of saving souls and therefore, in order to expand our reach so that we may decrease while Christ increases, we freely give permission to all to copy and disseminate any written material contained on these pages from 2002 onward, provided nothing is taken out of context and the URL and sources are credited for the sake of accuracy and for the sake of restoring all things in Christ. So as not to confuse or deceive the faithful in any way, nothing before 2002 may be used without written permission from the editor.    For pertinent questions on this, contact

Michael Cain, editor, The Daily Catholic

    NOTE: In contacting the editor and in order for us to avoid spam bots, please click the graphic type above, then hand type in after the @ sign in the "To:" Box at the top of your e-mail before sending your e-mail. Thank you.


Our Lady of the Snow Parish
3001 So. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO
SUNDAYS: 9 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady of the Snow
call Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI (402) 571-4404
or call (303) 995-0906 or (303) 280-0194

St. Joseph's Catholic Church
59350 Carnation Rd.
Olathe, CO 81425
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8 a.m.
Wednesday: Holy Hour at 6:30 p.m. followed by Benediction
Confessions before Sunday Mass and during Holy Hour
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
call (402) 571-4404 or(970) 323-8600

Immaculate Conception Church
228 11th St.
Burlington, CO 80807
SUNDAYS: 8 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
Immaculate Conception
call (719) 346-0379

Our Lady Help of Christians Mission
Colorado Springs, CO
SUNDAYS: 1 p.m.
Confessions before Mass
Our Lady Help of Christians
call (719) 205-1434

St. John Vianney Chapel
3424 Kerns, Clifton, CO 81520
SUNDAYS: 1st Sunday: 5:30 a.m.; 3rd Sunday: 5:30 p.m.
Confessions before Mass
St. John Vianney Chapel
call (970) 434-2213

St. Gertrude the Great
4900 Rialto Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069
SUNDAYS: 7:30, 9 (High Mass), 11:30 a.m. & 5:45 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:25 a.m. & 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before Fri & Sat a.m. Masses
St. Gertrude the Great
call Bishop Daniel Dolan (513)645-4212

St. Clare Parish
24 E. Norwich
Columbus, OH 43201
SUNDAYS: 9:30 a.m.
Confessions before Sunday Mass
St. Clare Parish
call Fr. Anthony Cekada (614) 424-6278

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
450 Dennison Ave
Akron, Ohio 44312
SUNDAYS: 9:15 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 9 a.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Confessions before Sunday & Wednesday Masses
Sacred Heart of Jesus
call Fr. James McGilloway, CMRI (330) 784-8025

Our Mother of Perpetual Help
4953 South Street / Annapolis DeKalb Rd.
Sulphur Springs, Ohio 44881
SUNDAYS: 1 p.m.
Monday: 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m
First Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before Masses
Our Mother of Perpetual Help
call Fr. James McGilloway, CMRI (419) 562-1985

Most Holy Trinity Parish
Wheelersburg, Ohio 45694
SUNDAYS: 4 p.m. (2nd and 4th Sundays)
Confessions before Mass
Most Holy Trinity Parish
call Fr. James McGilloway, CMRI call (330) 784-8025 or (740) 776-6843


Queen of the Holy Rosary
2533 W. Myrtle Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85051
SUNDAYS: 9 a.m.
Tues-Sat: 11:15 a.m.
Rosary 8:30 a.m. Sundays
Confessions before Mass
Queen of the Holy Rosary
call Fr. Ephrem Cordova, CMRI (602) 244-8765

Queen of the Holy Rosary
Windmill Suites
4250 N. Campbell Ave
Tuscon, Arizona 85718
SUNDAYS: 5 p.m.
Rosary & Confessions before Mass
Queen of the Holy Rosary
call (520) 743-2305


Our Lady of Victory
1715 Dundas St. E.
London, ON N5W 3E1
SUNDAYS: 8 a.m.
Saturday: 6:30 p.m.
Confessions & Rosary before Mass
Our Lady of Victory Church
call (519) 659-9477
or call (734) 729-8228
*=serves the area of city listed.
NOTE: If you have a traditional parish, submit your classifieds for possible inclusion on this page.

Southern California

Queen of Angels
24244 Newhall Ave
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
SUNDAYS: 8 & 11 a.m., 5 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m
First Friday Mass: 7:00 p.m.
Confessions & Rosary 30 minutes before Masses
Queen of Angels Parish
call Fr. Dominic Radecki CMRI (661) 255-9849

Our Lady of Lourdes
16010 Boyle Ave
Fontana, CA 92337
SUNDAYS: Confessions & Rosary 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. Holy Mass
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
call (909) 829-0997

Our Lady of Fatima
3000 Old Town Ave
SUNDAYS: Confessions & Rosary: 8:30 a.m.
9 a.m. Holy Mass
Our Lady of Fatima Parish
call Mr. Torben Bruck
(619) 244-8766


Mount St. Michael
8500 N. St. Michael's Rd.
Spokane, WA 99217
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10:30 a.m., 12:30 (Rectory) & 5 p.m.
WEEKDAYS: 6:40 & 11:40 a.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m
First Friday Mass: add 6:00 p.m.
Confessions & Rosary before Masses; 6-7 p.m. Saturdays;
Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Holy Hour
Mount Saint Michael Parish
call Parish/School office (509) 467-0986 Ext. 100

Our Lady of Guadalupe
3914 N. Lidgerwood
Spokane, WA 99207
SUNDAYS: 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m
Confessions before Masses;
4-4:30 p.m. Saturdays;
Our Lady of Guadalupe
follow on "MASS CAM"
call Fr. Kevin Vaillancourt (509) 489-6602

St. Mary's
757 138th St. S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10:30 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:30 a.m.
Friday: 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m
Confessions: Half-hour before Weekend Masses
Tuesday: 7:30 p.m. Holy Hour
St. Mary's Parish
call Fr. John Trough (253) 535-9477


Mary Immaculate Queen
15384 N. Church Rd.
Rathdrum, ID 83858
SUNDAYS: 7 & 9 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: 11:30 a.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before weekend Masses; 7-7:30 p.m. Saturdays
Mary Immaculate Queen
call Fr. Benedict Hughes, CMRI (208) 687-0290


Mary Immaculate Church
7745 Military Ave
Omaha, NE 68134
SUNDAYS: 8 & 10 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m.
Wednesday: 11:15 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m. followed by Benediction
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.
Confessions before Friday & Sunday Masses; after Sat. Mass
Mary Immaculate
call Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI (402) 571-4404


Immaculate Conception Church
313 28th Avenue N.
St. Cloud, MN 56303
SUNDAYS: 7:30 & 9:30 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 8 a.m.
Friday: 6 p.m
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before weekend Masses
Immaculate Conception
call Fr. Brendan Hughes, CMRI (320) 251-3461


St. Joseph's Church
3521 4th St.
Wayne, MI 48184
SUNDAYS: 7:30, 9:30 & 11:45 a.m.
WEEKDAYS: 7 a.m. or 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Confessions before Masses
St. Joseph's Church
call Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI (734) 729-8228

Most Holy Rosary
314 E. Main St.
Middleville, MI 49333
SUNDAYS: 3:30 p.m.
Confessions before Mass
Most Holy Rosary Parish
call Fr. Francisco Radecki, CMRI (269) 795-9030

St. Dominic Savio
7095 Kochville Rd.
Freeland, MI 48603
SUNDAYS: 9:30 a.m.
Confessions before Mass
St. Dominic Savio Chapel
call Fr. Daniel Ahern (989) 692-0029