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Oct 29: Day by Day with Father Bill

THURSDAY OF THE THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME On October 10, Pope Francis participated in the virtual TED [Technology, Education, Design] Countdown Global Launch. I would like to share with you some of the highlights of the Holy Father’s address. I would like to propose three courses of action. As I wrote in Laudato Si, […]

Oct 28: Day by Day with Father Bill

FEAST OF SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES On October 10, Pope Francis participated in the virtual TED [Technology, Education, Design] Countdown Global Launch. I would like to share with you some of the highlights of the Holy Father’s Address. Our conscience tells us that we cannot remain indifferent to the suffering of those in need, […]

Oct 27: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Jesus wants us to receive the love he offers. He wants nothing more than that we allow him to love us and enjoy that love. This is so hard since we always feel that we have to deserve the love offered to us. But Jesus wants to […]

Oct 26: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE THIRTIETH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME “Lord, take me where You want me to go; Let me meet who You want me to meet; Tell me what You want me to say, and Keep me out of Your way.” -Father Mychal Judge, OFM, the first person who had died to be taken out […]

Oct 25: Day by Day with Father Bill

THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME PRAYER by Padraig O Tuama Jesus where some people saw winning you saw the stories of everyone who’d lost before. And while you could easily win you most often pointed towards the populations who’d been excluded. You became excluded. And are excluded still. Gather us all in the corners of […]

Oct 25 Homily Connect: Love Your Neighbor

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 25, 2020 Ex-22:20-26 1Thes 1:5c-10, 37-39   MT 22:34-40 Scripture “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first […]

Oct 24: Day by Day with Father Bill

SATURDAY IN THE TWENTY-NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME From Father Ron Rolheiser, OMI: [According to James Hillman,] the best wines have to be aged in cracked, old barrels. And so too the human soul, it mellows, takes on character, and comes to compassion only when there are real cracks, painful ones, in the body and life […]

Oct 23: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE TWENTY-NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME On Waking by John O’Donohue, an Irish poet. I give thanks for arriving Safely in a new dawn. For the gift of eyes To see the world. The gift of mind To feel at home In my life. The waves of possibility Breaking on the shore of dawn. […]

Oct 22: Day by Day with Father Bill

THURSDAY OF THE TWENTY-NINTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME OPTIONAL MEMORIAL OF SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II On October 22, 1978, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, was installed as the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.  In his homily on that day, Pope John Paul II said, “Brothers and sisters, do not be […]

Oct 21: Day by Day with Father Bill

Wednesday of the twenty-ninth week in Ordinary Time From Sometimes I Have to Let Go and It Is the Only Thing I Can Do by Eric Immel, SJ, The Jesuit Post.org Autumn trees will eventually go bare. After a moment of brilliance, the leaves will let go. Their departure makes way for the starkness of […]

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