It is a strong temptation to include priests in wishing men “Happy Father’s Day”. Fr. Bill talks about why it is more important and appropriate to exclude priests and focus more on the Fathers in our midst.
Jesus, like the character Mary Poppins, often spoke through metaphor and innuendo, rarely explaining their meaning, but leaving it to our thoughts and reflections, nourished by the details of the Gospel that He taught. Fr. Bill talks about the wide variety of parables Jesus told, why he told them, and why He rarely explained their meaning.
We value the virtue of Love. We celebrate Jesus’ Unconditional Love; but do we realize that the Love Jesus requires of us is NOT “Unconditional” There are Conditions to that Love Jesus calls us to.
Fr. Bill talks about what those Conditions are that Jesus wants of us when he tells us to “Love One Another”
“Doubting Thomas” (John 20:19-31), showed us that without asking certain questions, Jesus would not have given us some of his most well known sayings: “Blessed are those that have not seen, yet still believe,” “I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
Fr. Bill talks about questions that arose regarding his own doubts about a popular interpretation of this Sunday’s First Reading (Acts of the Apostles 4:32-35) and how his doubt led to a deeper understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.
Ignorance of History has led to the Cancel Culture that has diseased our society, in which an elite few have accentuated the worst parts of history in order to define our Church, Culture and Nation.
Fr. Bill speaks of how knowing our History is a key component in canceling the Cancel Culture and how St. Joseph personifies the history of Israel, and therefore encompasses the importance of History itself.