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.

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.

About “ORIENTATION” – The 6th Commandment, pt. 3

Video #15 – The Ten Commandments
“You Shall Not Commit Adultery”

An important issue regarding Human Sexuality is the issue of “Orientation”. Fr. Bill discusses this sensitive topic and how it applies to the 6th Commandment – “You Shall Not Commit Adultery”

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.

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”.

BLINDNESS AND CLEAR VISION – Jesus “cures” a Blind Man

Homily for 30th Sunday of the Year – B
Blind Bartimaeus is “Cured”

Bartimaeus is cured of his blindness, but demonstrates a clearer vision of Jesus while he is still Blind.  What constitutes “clear vision” and where else in the Gospel, and in our world do we see examples of “blindness” and the “clear vision” of faith?