Podcast on Easter and the Appearances of the Risen Jesus
“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.
There is no first hand account of the Resurrection of Jesus, even in the Bible. Yet billions today and even more over the past 2000 years believe it – some even to the point of sacrificing their lives rather than renounce it.
Join Fr. Bill’s Easter Podcast as he ponders the presumed lack of evidence, why so many have come to believe in it, and why those who do not believe are still kept on edge by the greatest event of human history.
While many like to turn to movies about Jesus during Holy Week, Easter Sunday and the Easter Season, Fr. Bill makes a suggestion of a “trilogy” of movies that deal with the issue of Freedom, with a final resolution on how true Freedom is grounded in Faith in Christ.
Join Fr. Bill as he discusses three unlikely films which build one upon the other to a climax in the third movie on where true freedom must be grounded if it is to lead to an end of tyranny and worldly oppression.
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.
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.
Why do we need to give St. Thomas a long needed reprieve from his designation as “The Doubter”? How are we, or are we not included in the Beatitude Jesus gives to Thomas? – “Blessed are they who have not seen but still believe.” Fr. Bill discusses the well known story of Jesus’ Resurrection.
(Sorry if the sound seems a little odd. Tried a new setting. Will be going back to the old one.)