ABORTION vs. SLAVERY – Which One Should Be Protected in America

Fr. Bill makes a comparison to the issues of Abortion and Slavery, and the Supreme Court decisions that dealt with both.  He shows how the two issues have more in common than not and how the United States in dealing with both issues must struggle with what it means to be a Christian, but also an American.

WHAT DO THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAVE IN COMMON?

Fr. Bill reviews the recent divisions within the Catholic Church as well as the recent, elongated, election of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and discusses how the dynamic of both is more similar than we realize, and how such a dynamic is, in fact, beneficial for both the Leadership of the Catholic Church, and the Governance of the United States.

DEATH OF POPE BENEDICT XVI

Homily for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
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Luke

Fr Bill eulogizes Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God.

CHRISTMAS IS A NATIONAL RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY

Fr. Bill returns to his podcast to talk about Christmas not only as a secular observance, but one in which even atheists give a nod to the birth of Jesus just by virtue of celebrating Christmas (however they do it).  Christmas is also a national reminder of our “First Freedom” as Americans — which is not the Freedom of Speech (at best, that is the Second Freedom).

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.

MARRIAGE – A Matter of Grammar

Homily for the 32nd Sunday of the Year – C

Luke 20:27-38

Fr. Bill preaches on the contentious subject of “marriage” and our obligation, in the face of modern culture, to defend and emulate the sacrament and institution of Marriage as God intended it to be. He makes use of a surprising analysis in offering a proposal on how we, as Followers of Christ, can continue to preach and advocate for Marriage in a compelling way.

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.

ZACCHAEUS STANDS HIS GROUND

Defending the Faith against Anti-Christian Hatred and Bigotry

Homily for the 31st Sunday of the Year – C
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Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus is more than a Little Man who Climbed a Tree to see Jesus. He is a Hated Tax Collector Who Stood His Ground against the Prejudices and Hatred the People had towards him. Fr. Bill preaches about how Zacchaeus Stood His Ground, Defended Himself against those who Hated Him, and in so doing, Defended Jesus who asked Hospitality from Him.

CATHOLIC ASSAULT WEAPON – The Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary, the Battle of Lepanto and the Power of Catholic Prayer

Last August an Op-Ed in the Atlantic declared the Rosary to be a symbol of Christian Nationalism and White Supremacy.  Fr. Bill discusses how the Rosary is in fact comparable to a weapon and how the Anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto demonstrates this to be true – but not the kind of weapon one would expect.  He further discusses the importance and Power of Prayer and why the Atlantic author reflects a great fear many have for the Catholici Power of Prayer.

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.