LOSING ETERNAL LIFE – How NOT to Prepare for Christ’s Coming

Homily – 33rd Sunday of the Year (A)
Matthew 25:14-30
Parable of the Servants and the Talents

In Matthew’s Gospel Jesus tells three parables regarding the preparation for the Coming of the Lord. Each one reminds us of the potential we all have of losing salvation. Fr. Bill describes the method in the Parable of the Three Servants and how we can use or misuse the “talents” God gives us for the benefit or detriment of Salvation.

NATIONAL HEROES & CATHOLIC SAINTS – A Lesson for Post-Election America

Homily
ALL SAINTS DAY

What can we learn from the lessons of our National Heroes as Americans, and our Heroes in Holiness as Church? Fr. Bill gives a vision for a post-election 2020 America in which the Church, by the example of American Heroes and Catholic Saints, can itself be an example for our fellow countrymen and the world in moving beyond our differences and moving forward as a nation.

PANDEMIC, ELECTION & LIVING GOD’S STANDARDS AS AMERICANS

Homily – 22nd Sunday of the Year
Jeremiah 20:7-9
Matthew 16:21-27

St. Peter is reprimanded by Jesus for judging not as God does, but as human beings do, thereby being a hindrance and a stumbling block to Him.

Fr. Bill preaches on how we can be more aware of the way we live, vote, and react to a crisis less by human standards and more by God’s standards.

GOD’S “GREEN” LAWS – The Ten Commandments & Creation (Series Finale)

The Ten Commandments – Video #22
God’s Creation, Jesus’ Command to Love, and the Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are “Green Laws” in that they complement the dynamic of God’s laws of God’s Creation.

In the concluding video to this series, Fr. Bill discusses this dynamic, as well as how the Commandments are related to Jesus Commandment to “Love One Another”.

THE “GATEWAY” SIN – Is “Wanting” a Sin?

The Ten Commandments – Video #21
“You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Wife”
“You Shall Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Goods”



“You Shall Not Covet…” deals with an interior disposition of desire; but does it make any “wanting” of anything a sin?

Fr. Bill discusses the last two Commandments of the Ten Commandments, classifying desire and want with the serious sin of “Coveting” and how it is the “gateway” to all other prohibitions of the Ten Commandments.