THE RESURRECTION & OUR 1ST FREEDOM

The Apostles and the Great Catch of Fish
Homily – 3rd Sunday of Easter – C
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Acts of the Apostles 5:27-32, 40b-41
John 21:1-19

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.

TEMPTATION? BRING IT ON

The Spiritual Strain of Lenten Spiritual Exercses
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Homily – 1st Sunday of Lent (Year C)
Luke 4:1-13 – The Temptation of Jesus in the Desert

What is the point of Spiritual Exercise without the Strain of Temptation?

Fr. Bill preaches about the Individual and Communal Observances of Lent and how they fit into the experience Jesus had in the Temptation in the Desert.

A GOOD SWIFT KICK IN THE PANTS!

Jesus Pulls No Punches
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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.

A Spoonful of Sugar…Makes the Seed Grow

The Parables of Jesus
Homily – 11th Sunday of the Year – B
Mark 4:26-34

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.

Love That is Conditional

Homily for the 6th Sunday of Easter – B
John 15:9-17

We value the virtue of Love. We celebrate Jesus’ Unconditional Love; but do we realize that the Love Jesus requires of us is NOT “Unconditional” There are Conditions to that Love Jesus calls us to.

Fr. Bill talks about what those Conditions are that Jesus wants of us when he tells us to “Love One Another”

A Carpenter, NOT a Shepherd

Homily – 4th Sunday of Easter
“Good Shepherd Sunday”
YEAR OF ST. JOSEPH
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Acts 4:8-12
John 10:11-18

Jesus was not a Shepherd, but a Carpenter. Fr. Bill talks about how Jesus as the Good Shepherd is a part of Christian Mythology, that speaks to a greater truth about our Faith.

GOD’S “GREEN” LAWS – The Ten Commandments & Creation (Series Finale)

The Ten Commandments – Video #22
God’s Creation, Jesus’ Command to Love, and the Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments are “Green Laws” in that they complement the dynamic of God’s laws of God’s Creation.

In the concluding video to this series, Fr. Bill discusses this dynamic, as well as how the Commandments are related to Jesus Commandment to “Love One Another”.

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.