The Russian invasion of Ukraine comes on the heels of the Covid Pandemic around the World, and of Civil Unrest, inflation and Economic Uncertainty in the US. Some would insist that it is the sign that the End is coming.
Fr. Bill discusses the words of Jesus regarding Wars, Pestilence and the End of the World and how Catholics are called to react to events that are being reported from home and throughout the World
Followers of Christ do not do what sinners do, or tax collectors, or pagans, or popular opinion, or “the majority of people.”
Fr. Bill reflects on the Catholic response to the Pandemic and how Catholics can redeem themselves in how they move on from its immanent end.
The End of the Pandemic
As eager as people were to mask up and get vaxed at the height of the pandemic because “we were all going to die” if we didn’t. How eager are people now to move on, maskless and unafraid, now that the Pandemic is beginning to wane?
Fr. Bill reflects upon the experience of the Covid Pandemic and what we could and should expect from people as the world begins to return to normal.
The Gospel of Luke features the most compassionate portrayal of Jesus, and also the most brutally honest.
Fr. Bill discusses this quality of Luke’s Gospel and how the Beatitudes are adjusted and presented accordingly by this particular evangelist.
“Go out and MAKE disciples of all the nations!”
“Do not be afraid. From now on you will be CATCHING men.”
Fr. Bill talks about the nature of the miracle of the Great Catch of Fish and what it means for followers of Christ who are given the same call to be “Fishers of men”.