Holy Week in a Time of Pandemic

Homily for Passion Sunday – 2020

There has not been a Holy Week like this in recent memory. Fr. Bill talks about the secret blessing that can come forth from a Holy Week and Easter time celebrated in the midst of Social Distancing and Sheltering-in-Place during the Corona Virus Pandemic.

A CALL TO FREEDOM – The 3rd Commandment

Video #6 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“Keep Holy the Sabbath [Lord’s] Day”

The 3rd Commandment is more than just a call to rest. Fr. Bill discusses how the Commandment ties into the Hebrew experience of Exodus and our Christian call to celebrate both Creation and the Resurrection.

MORE THAN JUST CUSSING – The 2nd Commandment

Video #5 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God in vain…”

Jesus declares Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit to be the one Unforgivable Sin and God declared that Taking the Lord’s name in Vain would NOT go unpunished.

Fr. Bill discusses both the Second Commandment and the Words of Jesus and how they are violated today when people “take the Lord’s Name in vain”.

NOT SEEING IS BELIEVING – The 1st Commandment, pt 3

Video #4 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“You Shall not make unto me a graven image…”

What constitutes “a graven image”?

Fr. Bill discusses the third part of the First of the Ten Commandments, and how making God into a “graven image” is still as relevant today as it was to the Hebrew People.

POST-MYTHOLOGICAL PAGANISM – The 1st Commandment, pt 2

Video #3 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“You shall have no other gods . . .”

Fr. Bill discusses the paganism of today and how the second part of the First Commandment still applies to the modern, post-mythological world.

YOU ARE NOT GOD – The 1st Commandment, pt 1

Video #2 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“I am the Lord, your God. . . “

The First Commandment can be divided into three parts which the Catholic tradition combines into one commandment. Fr. Bill breaks down the First Commandment over three videos.

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS – Introduction & Numbering

Video #1 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

A new series reviewing the Ten Commandments, in which Fr. Bill discusses their meaning for the people who received them, and their relevance for all of humanity today.