The First Sunday of Advent brings in the New Year for the Catholic Church. Fr. Bill discusses ways in which Catholics can observe annually this head start the Church has on the rest of the world in bringing in the year from the point of faith.
When is the End of the World?
How will we know when it is immanent?
What are the Signs that it is about to happen?
Fr. Bill answers these questions as he talks about the Catholic perspective to the End Times, the Parousia, the End of the World and the Second Coming of Christ.
The story of the Widow’s Mite (Mark 12:41-44) is popular among the stories of the Gospels, but it is more than a simple story of Love and Generosity. When read beside the story of Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath (I Kings 17:10-16) it takes on a meaning beyond a simple act of “giving”.
Fr. Bill discusses both stories together and discusses the deeper meaning behind the generosity of both widows.
What does Han Solo have in common with the Apostles James and John?
God’s prophets speak to us today; especially in and through the American Experience. As the Nation Celebrates the 4th of July, in the midst of a growing internal culture of hatred for the United States, Fr. Bill preaches how God’s voice can be heard in and through our Nation’s Founding that has formed us as a people, and how the Catholic Church through its leaders continues to speak prophetically today.
Jesus, like the character Mary Poppins, often spoke through metaphor and innuendo, rarely explaining their meaning, but leaving it to our thoughts and reflections, nourished by the details of the Gospel that He taught. Fr. Bill talks about the wide variety of parables Jesus told, why he told them, and why He rarely explained their meaning.