God’s Promise to Be With Our Nation

Homily
14th Sunday of the Year – A
Sunday after Independence Day

Has God abandoned the United States of America. Fr. Bill talks about the promise made by God to be with his people if we remained faithful, and how that fidelity is promised by our Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence.

DEMONS AMONG US – A Perspective on the Current Crisis

Sunday Homily
13th Sunday of the Year – A

Pandemic, Racism, Riots, Looting, Civil Unrest.

Fr. Bill offers a Biblical perspective on what is going on in our Society, what is at stake, and how we, as followers of Christ, can respond and resist the spiritual and civil assault we are witnessing.

God’s Promise of Persecutions

Sunday Homily
June 21, 2020
12th Sunday of the Year – A

God promised Jeremiah the prophet that he would be rejected and persecuted. Jesus promised the Church that they would be hated by the World.

Fr. Bill addresses the reality of Persecution against Christians, it’s forms and strategies, as well as when and where we continue to see it played out even today, and closer than we think.

The True Christian Faith – A Litmus Test

Homily — TRINITY SUNDAY

We believe in Jesus Christ, but we must also believe in the God He revealed. Fr. Bill preaches on the essential faith in One God in Three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

The FREEDOM to LOVE

Homily
6th Sunday of Easter – A

Jesus Commands us to “Love”, to “Live in my Love”, but what did he mean to Love — especially in light of modern, secular, socio-political notions of Love.

Fr. Bill discusses Jesus’ command to Love, and how we exercise it, and why we need the freedom to exercise that Love.

The Emperor’s New Virus – Challenging the “Experts”

Homily
5th Sunday of EASTER – A

Is it wrong to challenge authority?
Is it Christian to question our leaders, religious and civil?
Who do we think we are when we question “experts” in Science, Medicine or any field of expertise?

Fr. Bill, in his Sunday Homily, addresses the manner in which we, as Christians, are called, and expected, to ask questions, challenge “experts” and thereby expose frauds in our midst.

Who Wants to Be a Priest?

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY
Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter (A)

We pray for vocations, but how do we pray?
Does the shortage of priests and religious in our parishes and schools mean that God is ignoring our prayer?
Is God punishing the Church?
Or has God, in fact, been answering our prayers all along?

Fr. Bill talks about the vocation shortage in light of Jesus as the Good Shepherd

Thomas, the First Theologian

St. Thomas the Apostle
Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Easter
(Divine Mercy Sunday)

Why do we need to give St. Thomas a long needed reprieve from his designation as “The Doubter”? How are we, or are we not included in the Beatitude Jesus gives to Thomas? – “Blessed are they who have not seen but still believe.” Fr. Bill discusses the well known story of Jesus’ Resurrection.

(Sorry if the sound seems a little odd. Tried a new setting. Will be going back to the old one.)