LEGAL & MORAL TRUTH – The 8th Commandment

The Ten Commandments – Video #19
“You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor.”

“Bearing False Witness” connotes a legal setting, but in the Christian context, with the teachings of Jesus, “TRUTH” is an important part of our cultural and faith “identity”.

Fr. Bill discusses the 8th Commandment – “You Shall Not Bear False Witness Against Your Neighbor” in light of the broader standard that the People of God, and the Followers of Christ, be known as People of the Truth.

DEMONS AMONG US – A Perspective on the Current Crisis

Sunday Homily
13th Sunday of the Year – A

Pandemic, Racism, Riots, Looting, Civil Unrest.

Fr. Bill offers a Biblical perspective on what is going on in our Society, what is at stake, and how we, as followers of Christ, can respond and resist the spiritual and civil assault we are witnessing.

God’s Promise of Persecutions

Sunday Homily
June 21, 2020
12th Sunday of the Year – A

God promised Jeremiah the prophet that he would be rejected and persecuted. Jesus promised the Church that they would be hated by the World.

Fr. Bill addresses the reality of Persecution against Christians, it’s forms and strategies, as well as when and where we continue to see it played out even today, and closer than we think.

The FREEDOM to LOVE

Homily
6th Sunday of Easter – A

Jesus Commands us to “Love”, to “Live in my Love”, but what did he mean to Love — especially in light of modern, secular, socio-political notions of Love.

Fr. Bill discusses Jesus’ command to Love, and how we exercise it, and why we need the freedom to exercise that Love.

Who Wants to Be a Priest?

GOOD SHEPHERD SUNDAY
Homily for the 4th Sunday of Easter (A)

We pray for vocations, but how do we pray?
Does the shortage of priests and religious in our parishes and schools mean that God is ignoring our prayer?
Is God punishing the Church?
Or has God, in fact, been answering our prayers all along?

Fr. Bill talks about the vocation shortage in light of Jesus as the Good Shepherd

MORE THAN JUST CUSSING – The 2nd Commandment

Video #5 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God in vain…”

Jesus declares Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit to be the one Unforgivable Sin and God declared that Taking the Lord’s name in Vain would NOT go unpunished.

Fr. Bill discusses both the Second Commandment and the Words of Jesus and how they are violated today when people “take the Lord’s Name in vain”.

YOU ARE NOT GOD – The 1st Commandment, pt 1

Video #2 – THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
“I am the Lord, your God. . . “

The First Commandment can be divided into three parts which the Catholic tradition combines into one commandment. Fr. Bill breaks down the First Commandment over three videos.