Capital Punishment involves the killing of another human being usually someone guilty of violating the 5th Commandment. But is Capital Punishment itself a violation of the 5th Commandment?
Fr. Bill discusses the Death Penalty and how the 5th Commandment plays into God’s formation of his people from retaliation to either forgiveness, or a strict prescription on what forms of punishment are acceptable, and not acceptable in the eyes of God and the Standards God has given us to live.
How and why does Abortion especially apply to the 5th Commandment and what is the gravity for one who has incurred a completed abortion?
Are there Biblical Precedents for this?
Is there any Hope in Salvation for one who has had an Abortion?
Fr. Bill addresses this hot and sensitive topic; what the Church teaches, and how it deals with those who are guilty of this violation of the 5th Commandment.
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.
Many refer to Euthanasia as “Mercy Killing”, “Death with Dignity” asserting a person’s “‘Right’ to Die”.
Fr. Bill discusses how Euthanasia is actually a grave offense against the Ten Commandments, a violation of Human Dignity, which may deprive the sick of the greatest blessing they may be receiving within their own lifetime.
Is it wrong to challenge authority?
Is it Christian to question our leaders, religious and civil?
Who do we think we are when we question “experts” in Science, Medicine or any field of expertise?
Fr. Bill, in his Sunday Homily, addresses the manner in which we, as Christians, are called, and expected, to ask questions, challenge “experts” and thereby expose frauds in our midst.
How does Suicide violate the 5th Commandment, “Thou Shall Not Kill”? What is Christianity’s response to the act of Killing Ones-self?
Fr. Bill discusses the very sensitive topic of Suicide and its relation to the Ten Commandments, as well as how the Catholic Church intervenes for the souls of those who have taken their own lives.
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
There is more to the 5th Commandment than simply “killing”. Fr. Bill discusses the essence of the Commandment and the criteria in determining a violation – criteria that has ramifications for some very hot-button social issues for Modern Social Conscience.