The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant illustrates Jesus’ command to forgive “seventy-seven ” times. Fr. Bill preaches on the difficulty of this unclassified Mandate from Jesus, what it means, and how we go about the process of Forgiveness.
There are clear distinctions between peoples in the Bible. Both Jesus and St. Paul play upon those distinctions, sometimes in shocking ways. Fr. Bill talks about how God has an “Exclusion Policy”, but not exclusively for Exclusivity. Watch his homily to hear God’s strategy for evangelization utilized by Jesus and St. Paul in which exclusivity is an essential tool.
Fr. Bill discusses the novels of C.S. Lewis, and the priorities Jesus left with us when He Ascended into Heaven. He also addresses the importance of Creation and the Eschaton in relation to those priorities as we await, hope in and expect the eventual Return of Jesus at the End of Time.
Fr. Bill preaches on the choice we are all given between the “wisdom of this age” and the “hidden” Wisdom that comes from God. He examines the Book of Sirach (15:15-20), the 1st Letter to the Corinthians (2:6-10) and the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17-37) in answering the question of how God gives us a clear choice in how we are to respond to His Revelation and His Wisdom.
Pagans saw time and history as an endless cycle. Jewish (and Christian) people see time and history as linear.
Fr. Bill preaches on the Solemnity of Christ the King, the end of the Year 2022, and how we prepare for Christ’s Second Coming by looking Backwards to the previous year, in preparation of the year ahead.
Fr. Bill preaches on the contentious subject of “marriage” and our obligation, in the face of modern culture, to defend and emulate the sacrament and institution of Marriage as God intended it to be. He makes use of a surprising analysis in offering a proposal on how we, as Followers of Christ, can continue to preach and advocate for Marriage in a compelling way.
Jesus tells us to be persistent in prayer, like the Widow was persistent with the Unjust Judge who refused to give her justice. Fr. Bill preaches on what it means to be persistent in our prayer to God, while, at the same time, being open to multiple possibilities of how God will (or will not) answer.