4th Sunday of Advent – Year A
The Annunciation to Joseph
Fr. Bill preaches on the many annunciations found in the Bible, of which Mary’s, the most celebrated, is only one. He also talks about how annunciations are carried out today.
Homilies, Articles, Commentaries, Reflections and General Thoughts on the occasion of National or Secular Holidays
Christmas Podcast – 2021
Christmas celebrates the Birth of Christ, but it also celebrates that “The Lord has come this people and set them free!” It is a great celebration of Freedom that is perfectly combatable with our culture and founding as Free Americans of the United States.
Fr. Bill talks about how this is so and wishes everyone the best of the season.
Homily for the First Sunday of Advent (C) of the Liturgical Year, 2022
The First Sunday of Advent brings in the New Year for the Catholic Church. Fr. Bill discusses ways in which Catholics can observe annually this head start the Church has on the rest of the world in bringing in the year from the point of faith.
Is Halloween a celebration of Death and Evil, or a manifestation of Christian confidence against evil?
Fr. Bill talks about Halloween and the subsequent Feast Days of All Saints and All Souls.
Podcast on Our Nation’s Founding and the Abolition of Slavery
Without Independence Day there would be no Juneteenth to celebrate.
Fr. Bill discusses the history of Independence Day and the Founding of our Nation in light of the new National Holiday of Juneteenth. He also discusses the fallacies of current accusations of our Nation’s Founding, how that Founding ensured the Abolition of Slavery, how Juneteenth at long last acknowledges that this is a Nation that Abolished Slavery, and therefore how there would be nothing to celebrate on Juneteenth without the National Founding we celebrate on July 4th.
Independence Day Homily
July 4, 2021
God’s prophets speak to us today; especially in and through the American Experience. As the Nation Celebrates the 4th of July, in the midst of a growing internal culture of hatred for the United States, Fr. Bill preaches how God’s voice can be heard in and through our Nation’s Founding that has formed us as a people, and how the Catholic Church through its leaders continues to speak prophetically today.
The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus (as well as the Epiphany) are now celebrated on Sundays rather than the original 40days after Easter and 12 Days after Christmas, respectively.
Fr. Bill talks about the purpose of Holy Days of Obligation, and why some of these days, more recently the Ascension, have been moved. He also talks about what Holy Days should be kept, moved or suppressed as days of obligation, while also suggesting other days that can be promoted as days for the Mass that draw from both our values as Christians and our identity as Americans.