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Jan. 18: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE SECOND WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME REV DR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY Sadly I have yet to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC. Perhaps you have seen it! Engraved on the statue are: Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. I was a drum major for […]

Jan. 17: In Joy & Sorrow with Father Bill

As we enter Ordinary Time, I would like to share with you a reflection by Ann Weems titled “It Is Not Over”, which concludes her book of reflections, Kneeling in Bethlehem. It is not over, this birthing. There are always newer skies into which God can throw stars. When we begin to think that we […]

Jan 17 Homily Connect: Come and See Jesus

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1SM 3:3B-10,19, 1COR 6:13C-15A, 17-20, JN 1:35-42 Scripture They said to him, “Rabbi” – which translated means Teacher-, “where are you staying?” He said to them, “Come, and you will see.” So they went and saw where Jesus was staying, and they stayed with him that day. My Brother and […]

Jan. 15: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from the website spiritualityofconflict.com God be with us in our watching -and may our looking be attentive and focussed. God be with us in our looking -and may our seeing be sharp and clear. God be with us in our seeing -and may our understanding be deep […]

Jan. 14: Day by Day with Father Bill

THURSDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Father Ron Rolheiser’s book, Prayer: Our Deepest Longing What are the antibodies that create a healthy immune system within the body of Christ? If we can believe those who have been doctors of the soul, we create healthy antibodies when we silently suffer for each other, […]

Jan. 13: Day by Day with Father Bill

WEDNESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God, January 1, 2021 We are in this world not to die, but to give life. The holy Mother of God teaches us that the first step in giving life to those around us is […]

Jan. 12: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Father Henri Nouwen In the biblical understanding, our heart is at the center of our being. It’s not a muscle, but a symbol for the very center of our being. Now the beautiful thing about the heart is that the heart is the place where we […]

Jan. 11: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE FIRST WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Father Henri Nouwen When Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, he heard a voice from heaven saying, This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased. (Matthew 3:17) These words revealed the true identity of Jesus as the beloved. Jesus truly heard that […]

Jan 10: In Joy & Sorrow with Father Bill

I have shared many times that one of my mentors in the Catholic Church is the former Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, who died of pancreatic cancer in November of 1996. He was an influential leader among our US Catholic Bishops, a former President of the Conference of Catholic Bishops, a proponent of the […]

Jan 8: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY AFTER EPIPHANY   -from Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB:   While deep silence enveloped all things, and night in its swift course was now half gone, Thy all-powerful word leaped from heaven, from the royal throne. (Book of Wisdom 18:14)   Wherever we look these days, we find society split in two. Neither of the two sides […]

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