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.

DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II OF GREAT BRITAIN

Fr. Bill begins his new season of podcasts talking about the death of Queen Elizabeth II.  He also briefly reviews the highlights of the history of the English Monarchy, including some of the more notable and notorious kings and queens that have reigned over Great Britain.

HATING FATHER AND MOTHER – Putting Jesus in the Back Seat

Homily for the 23rd Sunday of the Year
Luke 14:25-33

Jesus tells us we must “hate” our Mother and Father if we are to be His Disciples. Fr. Bill preaches on the meaning behind Jesus words, under what circumstances they were first heard and written, and how they are still relevant to Christians today.

HAS JESUS ABANDONED US?

Homily
ASCENSION SUNDAY

Fr. Bill preaches the Ascension of Jesus Christ, the Shooting Massacre at Robb Elementary School in Texas, and whether, in Ascending into Heaven, Jesus may, in fact, have abandoned us to our fate.

WHAT AUTHORITY DO BISHOPS REALLY HAVE?

Homily
6th Sunday of Easter – C

Acts of the Apostles 15:1-29

Fr. Bill preaches about the nature and role of Bishops in the Church, and in particular how they exercise that authority within a particular framework and context

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.

WHEN THE ACADEMY AWARDS (and Hollywood movies) WERE GREAT

Podcast

Fr. Bill comments on the history of the Academy Awards and the legendary films that Hollywood used to produce, manifested on those films that won the award for Best Picture.

Reviewing some of the great films that have been Awarded Best Picture, Fr. Bill by the Academy, Fr. Bill reflects on the greatest films and the greatest era of both Hollywood and the Academy Awards, compared to the obvious decline of both in the past decade.

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.