Each Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation we feature the Haydock Commentary provided by John Gregory as compiled by Father George Leo Haydock and found at the bottom of each page of the Douay-Rheims Bible. With the type so small in most bibles, we publish it here in larger type in conjunction with the Epistle and Gospel for the Sunday Mass. For the Second Sunday after Epiphany, the topic is love and miracles with the Wedding Feast of Cana in which Christ performed His first public miracle and the Haydock Commentary treats the whys and wherefores of the loving relationship between Mother and Son and His willingness to honor her by changing water into wine, a precursor to the transubstantiation of the wine into the Blood of Christ at the Consecration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the most loving gift He could bestow to His children whom St. Paul entreats in his epistle to love one another as our Lord loves us. The First Miracle


Though the feast is not universally celebrated in the Traditional Propers of the Mass, January 15 is the traditional feast of Our Lady of Prompt Succor. Dr. Marian Therese Horvat provides an excellent article on this feast and how intricately it is tied to the United States, especially New Orleans and the amazing miracle Our Lady interceded for in the Battle of New Orleans in 1812 and General Andrew Jackson's acknowledgement of such. Of course, that was back when there was respect and awe for God's Justice and Mercy, not to mention respect for Catholic truth. Fast forward to modern times and the fact the statue of Our Lady wept in 1972. Could it be she wept because of what was happening to her divine Son's Mystical Bride or that within one year human sacrifice would return to the new world in the senseless slaughter of the unborn with Roe v. Wade? Either way she knew God was not happy and could stay His hand only so long. Perhaps she knew that the "Big Easy" was about to run into hard times for the sinful debauchery of Mardi Gras. Can anyone say "Katrina"? Marian lays out the history of Our Lady's title and the valiant efforts of the Ursuline nuns who went above and beyond the call of duty in answering Heaven's call and how Heaven responded in 1812. She explains in Our Lady of Prompt Succor, a Patroness for Americans

This is 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 who preceded him (St. Athanasius, St. Ephrem and St. Cyril of Jerusalem), stood by the axiom: One cannot serve God by employing the philosophy that one should 'go along to get along.' That false belief is, sadly, something so prevalent in today's society of lemmings. 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 was called the Laborer for God


While most conservative Americans have as their goal to assure Barack Hussein Obama is not reelected because of the dangerous path he has already started the country on down the yellow brick road of Communism through his class warfare rhetoric and appointments, those who cling to the Constitution would be well warned to be careful who they tout as Dr. Droleskey illustrates that the lesser of two evils doesn't always work. Despite the fact the Kenyan feasts on the abortion plank, there is no assurance Mitt Romney and the other naturalists the GOP is offering won't do the same thing. What we need to do is cling to the true Faith and not worry about the conciliarists because we have the true Faith and that, in itself should be the greatest consolation in this time of upheaval and prompt every traditional Catholic to want the same for others. Tom explains in his article with a title almost as long as this intro: Attention! Attention! Calling All Lemmings! Calling All Lemmings! Drink Your Naturalist Kool-Aid Before Following The Lead Lemming Over the Cliff and Into the Abyss


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 just over five years ago on November 6, 2006. This piece was first published here in 203 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. He also includes the Litany of Humility. These words are his lasting gift we bring you during this week following the feast of the holiest of families, Jesus' Own in Nazareth with Mary and Joseph, titled, Thoughts to Sustain Catholic Families"


The conciliar madness is spinning out of control. While Benedict XVI is waxing that homosexuality will be the bain of civilization in a rare show of actual Catholic teaching, his appointed "Archbishop" in the windy city is blowing wind with an apology to a militant sodomite group who pressured Francis "Cardinal" George into apologizing for his equating flaunting sodomites to the Ku Klux Klan. Sin is sin and to apologize to sinners is to condone their sins. Christ and St. Paul preached love of sinners, never condoning and never apologizing. But then the conciliar mindset is so saturated in apostasy and political correctness that it has no rhyme nor reason, let alone no substance as Dr. Droleskey explains in Maybe Saint Paul Should Apologize, Too, "Cardinal" George?


We resume the Prophesies and Revelations imparted to St. Bridget of Sweden with an eyeopening chapter that answers the question often asked by non-Catholics: how could a good God allow evil? In this lesson God provides the answers when St. Bridget, praying for infidels, asks Jesus Christ, Who replies in a way that should provide a guideline for all Catholics to answer this query for God is glorified through the evil of evil men, although not by their own power and volition. The Son of God illustrates this for her by means of an allegory in which a maiden represents the Church or the soul and her nine brothers represent the nine orders of angels, the king represents Christ, while His three sons represent the three states of mankind. He explains in Chapter Twenty-Four of Book Three Why God allows evil


The countdown has begun in leading up to October 11 this year when the Modernists will celebrate the golden (not) anniversary of the beginning of the revolution known as Vatican II. Such celebration is akin, as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey points out, to toasting the fiftieth anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution to name just one aberration in history. Needless to say, the Bolsheviks have seemingly won as Our Lady warned at Fatima in light of all the destruction the counterfeit church of conciliarism has wrought over the past half a century. Tom shows that apostasy is nothing to celebrate, especially in Heaven where all souls hope to end up, but if apostasy continues then we all know the direction souls are heading for no apostate or heretic will enter everlasting life on the upside. Tom explains in his article Celebrating Half A Century of Apostasy


Griff Ruby returns for the new year by finishing up what he began last fall but we were unable to bring you because of our computer problems. Better late than never and this third part is packed with valuable virtues that will help everyone. Living our Faith is what every real Christian work is all about. We are not climbing some ladder to Heaven on our own strength or will, but accepting the hand upwards that only God can extend to us. We must receive that hand, and having received it, clasp it firmly as God works with us to draw us upwards out of being mired in our sins. We shall stand alone at our Particular Judgment and how we lived on this earth will determine the nature of where we end up. The will of God in our lives is our sanctification, by which alone we are befitted for Heaven. Is there any other way? Griff explains in Part Three of Earning our Salvation or Living our Faith?


       How fitting that the first feast after Epiphany honors the Holy Family. For throughout the centuries the greatest model to emulate is the Son of God, then His Immaculate Mother Mary and finally the cooperator of all God deigned, holy St. Joseph, universal patron of the Church his foster Son established upon this earth several years after Joseph was rewarded with eternal life. Each of this triumverate melded into the perfect family to set the example of how man can live in harmony. Unfortunately, man didn't follow the perfect formula because of his own fallen human nature and sinful ways. What we have today is the antithesis of the Holy Family with abortion, divorce and adultery the norm as satan has twisted the natural law to even sink to the depths of same-sex marriage being accepted as normal. Has anyone told them what God thinks of such aberrations? Hint: Sodom and Gomorrah. Despite the trend to offend Him in every way possible in order to please man, traditional Catholics today are swimming upstream but they realize it's the only way to stay afloat as everyone else is being swallowed heading downstream toward the torrents of hell. That is why we must always call upon the Holy Family for keeping our souls above water and pray the waters of Baptism, that are highlighted later this week with the Baptism of the Lord, will save more souls who will have the grace to defy the devil and help dam up the neverending flow toward eternal damnation. Let us begin the Time after Epiphany by calling upon the Holy Family with the inspiring liturgy of Holy Family Sunday


   We begin the new year with the Haydock Commentary for Holy Family Sunday provided by John Gregory. For this First Sunday after Epiphany, and still Within the Octave, the focus is on the love of God and God's love for us shown so beautifully in the fifth Joyful Mystery of the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple. Here we see the obedience He gave to His earthly parents in exhibiting the kind of humility expected of each of His children in obedience to God and the rightful superiors God places in our care asking us to have charity in our hearts as we can see from St. Paul's epistle in bearing with one another in love for charity is the paramount virtue and these virtues are exalted in both Epistle and Gospel in And He was subject to them


In this last week former Senator Rick Santorum has seemingly come out of nowhere to contend for the Republican nomination for POTUS. While he remains a naturalist just as Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has pointed out that all of the candidates are, he is the closest thing to leaning toward the ultimate goal of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. Lately progressives and conciliar Modernists have attacked him for opposing "social justice" while standing firm for the sanctity of life. They have even labeled him a "papist". If only they realized he was more Catholic than the American 'bishops' or the man they call pope today. After all he does attend the Latin Mass (source: Washington Post) If only Rick would truly study his Faith and realize the modern Church is not Catholic. Aside from that, what he could do is use Father Benedict Hughes' excellent sermon (provided by Traditional Catholic Sermons) for Holy Family Sunday in Santorum's campaigns for it speaks of all that ails society and provides the cure. You'll agree once you hear Father's words Families Modeled on the Holy Family


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The Fatima Prayers
My God, I believe, I adore, I trust and I love Thee; and I beg pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not trust, and do not love Thee.
(repeat the above 3 times then bow your head in reciting the following:)

    O Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in tabernacles throughout the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which He is offended. By the infinite merits of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in unison with the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

    O Most Holy Trinity, I addore Thee! My God, my God, I love Thee in the Most Blessed Sacrament!

    O my Jesus, it is for love of Thee, in reparation for the offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and for the conversion of poor sinners.























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