ALL THAT IS GOLD… – The Annunciation and the Lord of the Rings

Homily – 4th Sunday of Advent
The Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

How does a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, featured in “The Fellowship of the Ring” (Book 1 of “The Lord of the Rings”) reflect the same sentiment expressed by the Angel Gabriel during the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary?

In his Homily, Fr. Bill discusses an often overlooked detail in the Annunciation to Mary, it’s relation to the Annunciation to Zechariah immediately preceding it, and how Tolkien’s Catholicism was worked into his storytelling of the redemption of Middle Earth.

THE ANGEL OF THE END TIME – Apocalypse #17

“Angel of the End Time”

Who is the Archangel of the End Time?  Many would think of St. Michael, but Daniel may have had another Angel in mind.  This video, I divert a bit from our progress through the Book of Daniel to discuss a featured character whenever God’s plan of salvation hits a major turning point – and End that is a Transition.

VISIONS OF THE END TIME – Apocalypse #16

“Visions of the End Time”
Daniel, Chapter 9
Gabriel and the 70 Weeks

The Author of the Book of Daniel offers a “reinterpretation” of Scripture in light of the developments of History.  A familiar name to Christians appears to Daniel to offer this new interpretation of a Major Prophet of the Old Testament regarding the Babylonian Exile