WHAT AUTHORITY DO BISHOPS REALLY HAVE?

Homily
6th Sunday of Easter – C

Acts of the Apostles 15:1-29

Fr. Bill preaches about the nature and role of Bishops in the Church, and in particular how they exercise that authority within a particular framework and context

The Catholic Tradition of Ecumenical Councils — More than Just Vatican II

Not many Christians, including Catholics, know that there is a rich history in the Catholic Church of the Ecumenical Council. For many, the only Council they are aware of is Vatican II (and maybe, by conclusion, Vatican I), but little is known about the dynamic and charism of the Council in the history and function of the Catholic Church.

Fr. Bill discusses this history of the Councils, what they were, when they were held, what they discussed, their impact on the Catholic Faith and Tradition, and how the Second Vatican Council (Vatican II) fits into that rich Catholic Tradition.

SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE FOR THE RESURRECTION – The Best Empirical Data

Homily for EASTER SUNDAY, 2022

Are We a Scientific Faith?

Fr. Bill discusses the worship of modern science and how the evidence of the Resurrection rules out any false claims that Jesus is indeed Risen from the Dead!

WHEN THE ACADEMY AWARDS (and Hollywood movies) WERE GREAT

Podcast

Fr. Bill comments on the history of the Academy Awards and the legendary films that Hollywood used to produce, manifested on those films that won the award for Best Picture.

Reviewing some of the great films that have been Awarded Best Picture, Fr. Bill by the Academy, Fr. Bill reflects on the greatest films and the greatest era of both Hollywood and the Academy Awards, compared to the obvious decline of both in the past decade.

PATRICK & JOSPEH and the CATHOLIC CHURCH in the U.S.

Part of the Legacy of St. Patrick is that the Irish helped to maintain the Church in the U.S. for decades.  As we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and St. Joseph’s Day two days apart, what are the lessons to be learned from both men, and the influence they have had on the Church in the United States?

IS THE OLD TESTAMENT HISTORICAL OR NOT?

Some people insist that the Bible is an accurate historical account.  Others claim it is only Mythology.  Fr. Bill discusses how it is both, why it is both and to what purpose it serves as a “historical” for the ancient Kingdom of Israel, as well as to people of faith today.

REASON VS. EMOTION

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.

WOULD GOD HAVE USED E-MAIL? – After all, He Wrote Letters

Homily
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Luke 1:1-4

Much of the New Testament is written as a Letter, from the Epistles to the Gospel of St. Luke.

Fr. Bill talks about the importance of Letter-writing, its importance to Christian heritage, its impact on History, and how it has been lost in our modern, multi-media saturated culture.

SCHOOL BOARDS, ABORTION and the HOLY INNOCENTS

Podcast for the Feast of the Holy Innocents

The Feast of the Holy Innocents follows the Celebration of Christmas and remembers the death of the infants slaughtered by King Herod following the Birth of Jesus.

Fr. Bill talks about how the Slaughter of the Innocents parallels another Biblical slaughter, and how it is repeated today in the drive for a more secular progressive post-Christian society.