Fr. Bill talks about Freedom of Religion, what it means, how it is protected in our Constitution, how it is threatened and what we must do to protect it against the assault it faces today.
Freedom of Religion
CHRISTMAS IS A NATIONAL RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY
Fr. Bill returns to his podcast to talk about Christmas not only as a secular observance, but one in which even atheists give a nod to the birth of Jesus just by virtue of celebrating Christmas (however they do it). Christmas is also a national reminder of our “First Freedom” as Americans — which is not the Freedom of Speech (at best, that is the Second Freedom).
THE RESURRECTION & OUR 1ST FREEDOM
The Apostles and the Great Catch of Fish
Homily – 3rd Sunday of Easter – C
Acts of the Apostles 5:27-32, 40b-41
Fr. Bill preaches on the Miracle of the Great Catch of Fish, and how the story, in its entirety, can be applied to the Mission of the Church today and the Constitutional Rights guaranteed to Americans in the United States Bill of Rights.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS NOT OUR FIRST FREEDOM!!
There is a freedom that is more important than the Freedom of Speech (and the U.S. Constitution agrees)
With the news regarding the sale of Twitter, there has been much discussion on the nature of the Freedom of Speech in the United States. Fr. Bill discusses the importance of Free Speech, but also talks about another Freedom, in the Bill of Rights, more important than Free Speech, without which we will never enjoy freedom and Democratic Dominance over our Governmental Systems.
THE RITTENHOUSE TRIAL AND THE STATE OF AMERICA
The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has captured the attention of America.
Fr. Bill discusses the trial, not in terms of innocence or guilt, but in terms of what everything about the trial – what led up to it, what it is about, how it has been conducted by the participants, what the media and politicians have sad about it – ultimately says about the state of America and the attitudes that have become prevalent among the People.
WHO SHOULD CATHOLICS VOTE FOR – Rendering To Caesar during a National Election
Homily – 29th Sunday of the Year (A)
“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesars, and to God the things that are God’s”
Does “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and to God the things that are God’s” = the “Separation of Church and State”?
What is a Catholic Christian to make of this and any election in a Democratic Republic?
Fr. Bill discusses Election 2020 in light of the Constitution, our Founding Fathers, Catholic Social Teaching and Jesus command to “render to Caesar.”
PANDEMIC, ELECTION & LIVING GOD’S STANDARDS AS AMERICANS
Homily – 22nd Sunday of the Year
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.