Lent inevitably ends with the 50-day celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus. Fr. Bill talks about how the Resurrection is presented in the Gospels, what patterns they follow, what themes they present, and how we can encounter the Risen Jesus continually as His Followers.

HATING FATHER AND MOTHER – Putting Jesus in the Back Seat

Homily for the 23rd Sunday of the Year
Luke 14:25-33

Jesus tells us we must “hate” our Mother and Father if we are to be His Disciples. Fr. Bill preaches on the meaning behind Jesus words, under what circumstances they were first heard and written, and how they are still relevant to Christians today.


Jesus Pulls No Punches
Sunday Homily
6th Sunday of the Year – C

Luke 6:17, 20-26

The Gospel of Luke features the most compassionate portrayal of Jesus, and also the most brutally honest.

Fr. Bill discusses this quality of Luke’s Gospel and how the Beatitudes are adjusted and presented accordingly by this particular evangelist.

NOBODY DOES IT BETTER! — The Legacy of Catholic Schools in the United States

4th Sunday of the Year
Luke 4:21-30

The end of January every year celebrates Catholic Schools Week.

Fr. Bill preaches about the History and Legacy of Catholic Schools in the United States and why it is important for the future of our Nation to keep that Legacy alive for future generations of children in need of a quality, Faith-based and values-based education.

WOULD GOD HAVE USED E-MAIL? – After all, He Wrote Letters

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
Luke 1:1-4

Much of the New Testament is written as a Letter, from the Epistles to the Gospel of St. Luke.

Fr. Bill talks about the importance of Letter-writing, its importance to Christian heritage, its impact on History, and how it has been lost in our modern, multi-media saturated culture.

MARY MAGDALENE – Model of Purification and Gratitude

Reflection for Monday of Holy Week

St. Mary Magdalene is identified by name in all Four Gospels, but is also associated with Mary of Bethany, and two anonymous “sinners” to become a unique and dynamically substantial presence in Church tradition, born from her presence in the Holy Scripture.

How does Mary Magdalene reflect a kind of discipleship, and how does she compare with the “other” Mary of the Jesus story?