Is the “SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE” in the Bible?

Post-Enlightenment Political Philosophers pushed the Separation of Church and State. The Founding of the United States enshrines a more evolved understanding of this Political Principle. Fr. Bill talks about the difference, and how the United States understanding of this Principle is actually expressed in the Bible.

“SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE” – Rendering Unto Caesar

Homily – 29th Sunday of the Year – A
Matthew 22:15-21

The United States has a particular approach to the “Separation of Church and State”. Fr. Bill explains how this country understands this doctrine, how it was incorporated into the nation’s Founding, how we get it wrong today, and how it perfectly expresses Jesus’ admonition to “render to Caesar…”

VETERANS DAY, ST. MARTIN OF TOURS & ELECTION 2022

Fr. Bill threads the needle between the observance of Veterans Day, the Feast Day of St. Martin of Tours (celebrated on the same day) and the results of Election 2022. He draws upon history, even recent history to find a purpose in the direction our country is headed in light of the results of the 2022 Election, the sacrifice of our Veterans, and the example of such Saints as Martin, William of Gellone and other Saints who were Military Veterans.

AN END OF DEMOCRACY? — The U.S. Constitution and the 2022 Mid-term Election

The 2022 Mid-Term Election is upon us.

Fr. Bill discusses the campaign rhetoric that has been used during this election cycle, particularly regarding the perceived threats to the future of Democracy in the United States – and how the United States Constitution was originally set up by the Founding Fathers to deal with, and prevent, any threat to the democratic process in this country so as to protect, not just democracy, but the Freedom of its citizens from the threat of a tyrannical governing body.

OUR NATION FOUNDED ON LIBERTY NOT SLAVERY

The United States Constitution and the Momentum Towards Emancipation

Popular sentiment claims that the United States was founded on Slavery.  In honor of the 160th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation (9/22/1862), Fr. Bill disputes the claim that the natin was built on Slavery, and talks about how the United States Constitution reflects a momentum at the birth of our nation not towards Slavery, but towards Emancipation.  In demonstrating this Fr. Bill quotes from the Constitution, itself, showing where, and how, the founding of our Nation was spelled the ultimate doom of Slavery and the catalyst that ultimately and inevitably led to Emancipation.

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.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS NOT OUR FIRST FREEDOM!!

There is a freedom that is more important than the Freedom of Speech (and the U.S. Constitution agrees)

With the news regarding the sale of Twitter, there has been much discussion on the nature of the Freedom of Speech in the United States.  Fr. Bill discusses the importance of Free Speech, but also talks about another Freedom, in the Bill of Rights, more important than Free Speech, without which we will never enjoy freedom and Democratic Dominance over our Governmental Systems.

CAN THE U.S. SPUREME COURT “OUTLAW” ABORTION?

Many people see the Supreme Court of the United States as the Supreme Authority of the Country.

Fr. Bill discusses the role and authority of the Supreme Court in relation to the other two Branches of the Federal Government, as well as in relation to the Governments of the individual States, particularly in light of the recent arguments before it over the Mississippi Abortion Law. He talks about historical decisions made by the court and how it relates to its role in our nation today

THE RITTENHOUSE TRIAL AND THE STATE OF AMERICA

The Trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has captured the attention of America.

Fr. Bill discusses the trial, not in terms of innocence or guilt, but in terms of what everything about the trial – what led up to it, what it is about, how it has been conducted by the participants, what the media and politicians have sad about it – ultimately says about the state of America and the attitudes that have become prevalent among the People.