Homily for Mother’s Day, 2023
6th Sunday of Easter – Year A
Fr. Bill offers a Homily for Mother’s Day in which he discusses modern connotations of “love” with the Love Jesus speaks of in the Bible.
Good Shepherd Sunday
4th Sunday of Easter
Fr. Bill addresses the shortage of Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life in the Catholic Church. He proposes a shocking reason why he thinks God has been answering our prayers all along, and what Catholics can do to stem the tide of the decline so as to ensure a future increase in vocations.
The Parable of the Unjust Judge
Homily for the 29th Sunday of the Year
Jesus tells us to be persistent in prayer, like the Widow was persistent with the Unjust Judge who refused to give her justice. Fr. Bill preaches on what it means to be persistent in our prayer to God, while, at the same time, being open to multiple possibilities of how God will (or will not) answer.
Who is the Mother in the Parable of the Prodigal Son?
Homily for the 24th Sunday of the Year – C
Did the Prodigal Son have a Mother? Fr. Bill explores who the Mother of the Prodigal Son may be and how she is just relevant to our role in carrying out Christ’s Command to seek out the Lost Coin and the Lost Sheep.
What can we learn from the lessons of our National Heroes as Americans, and our Heroes in Holiness as Church? Fr. Bill gives a vision for a post-election 2020 America in which the Church, by the example of American Heroes and Catholic Saints, can itself be an example for our fellow countrymen and the world in moving beyond our differences and moving forward as a nation.
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
Homily for the 24th Sunday of Year C
Who is the Real Prodigal Son as Jesus intended when originally telling the story?
The Parable of the Prodigal Son is about a forgiving Father with TWO Sons. Each of which takes up half of the Parable. But on which Son was Jesus focusing the point of his Parable and where are the clues to this in the passage?
Fr. Bill offers in his Sunday Homily a different take on who the real focus of the Parable is and the implications it has not only for those to whom Jesus directed the Parable, but for us who hear it again and again in the modern world.