April 15th is Tax Day in the United States; it is also the anniversary of the Death of Abraham Lincoln and the Sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Fr. Bill talks about these important events and how they can speak to us in the midst of the turmoil of the past year -- What we should look out for, what our Duties are and ultimately what Hope is there in the Future.
A single podcast is hardly enough to cover all of the issues involved in the Cancel Culture that is sweeping the Western Nations and in particular the United States. Fr. Bill discusses one element of the Cancel Culture -- that of being "offended" by someone or something; how it has contributed to the Cancel Culture and what we can do to counter the cancelation movement we see happening today.
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.
The United States of America was Founded on Faith, an historical reality that is being denied by an Atheistic interpretation of the "Separation of Church and State." Fr. Bill discusses this important history of the founding of our nation, how the American Revolution is the Superior Revolution to the French Revolution and how Faith was essential to the Founding and continues to be essential to the ongoing endurance of the United States as a Free Society.
The Vatican reaffirmed that the Church and its ministers cannot bless same-sex unions. Immediately media and celebrities reacted. Fr. Bill reacts to the reactions with a little insight on the subject, and related topics.
The concept of "Separation of Church and State" is not meant to protect the State from the Church, but rather to protect the Church from the State. Fr. Bill discusses how freedom FROM Religion is the beginning of the end to all freedom, while Freedom OF Religion ensures greater freedom from the tyranny of secularism and the tyranny of the State.
Fr. Bill also addresses the issue of slavery in the West and how the growth of Christianity led to an end of slavery in Medieval Europe, and how when it rose again with colonialism, it was a source of moral controversy because of Europe's Christian roots.
"Following 'the Science'" is a common invocation asserted by many as a one-upmanship to those who profess particularly a Christian faith; as if those of a deep faith are closed to accepting "the science." More often than not the Church's conflict with Galileo is invoked as a demonstration of how the Catholic Church and the Christian Faith is hostile to Science. Fr. Bill discusses the issue, demonstrating that the opposite is true. Not only does Christianity, and in particular Catholicism, have no problem with Science, but it is because of the Christian Faith, and in particular the Catholic Church, that Science and scientific studies were able to grow and flourish in the West.
Join Fr. Bill as he talks about the how Christianity and the Judeo-Christian worldview paved the way for the growth of Science, and how the Catholic Church fostered such studies. He will even name a few priests and bishops who were pioneers in many of the modern fields of scientific study. Some of them may surprise you!
Lent is a time for growth, but we need to approach it positively. How do we tend to approach Lent negatively, perhaps without even knowing it? What are the practices? Why do Christians engage in such Practices? When people approach Lent NEGATIVELY, how do people tend to skew the to make it "easier"? How, when we approach Lent POSITIVELY, can we take advantage of the disciplines, practices and observances, so as benefit as individuals, and as a wider community of faith?
For the Premier podcast of this series I introduce myself and the focus of this podcast, and conclude, on the occasion of Valentine's Day with a few comments on the subject "LOVE", how it is approached and discussed in the current social, cultural, and political climate, and how those discussions measure up to the Biblical and Christian understanding of Love.