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August 3: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME -from Father Richard Rohr, OFM, and the Center for Contemplation and Action I am grateful that my spiritual father, St Francis of Assisi, took the Sermon on the Mount seriously and spent his life trying to imitate Jesus. Likewise, Francis’ followers, especially in the beginning, tried to […]

August 2: Day by Day with Father Bill

MONDAY OF THE EIGHTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME   A Dervish of Leaves by Ted Kooser   Sometimes when I’m sad, the dead leaves in the bed of my pickup truck get  up on their own and start dancing. I’ll be driving along, glance up at the mirror and there they’ll be, swirling and bowing, their […]

Aug 1 Homily Connect: Vulnerability

Scripture: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15 Eph 4:17, 20-24 Jn 6:24-35 Oliver Twist – Please sir, I want some more! There is still a desperate plea of hungry children around the world Six million children are food deprived in the U.S alone After the Multiplcation of the lovaes – the crowd looks for Jesus They want something […]

July 31/Aug 1: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition: In Joy & Sorrow A question for you: Do you enjoy the Summer or Winter Olympics more? I just plain enjoy the Olympics, regardless of summer or winter. So, I am already looking forward to the Winter Olympics next year in Beijing and the Summer Olympics in 2024 in Paris. In the meantime, […]

July 30: Day by Day with Father Bill

FRIDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME from Pope Francis’ Sunday Angelus, July 18, 2021 …Jesus invites His disciples to rest a bit with Him on their own. It is not only physical rest, but also rest for the heart. For it is not enough to unplug ourselves, we need to truly rest. And […]

July 29: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF SAINTS MARTHA, MARY AND LAZARUS In February of this year, upon the urging of Pope Francis, the Congregation for Divine Worship decreed that July 29 would be dedicated to remembering not just Saint Martha, but also her sister and brother, Mary and Lazarus. Grant almighty God, that the example of your Saints may […]

July 28: Day by Day with Father Bill

WEDNESDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME from an interview with Rafael Luciani, Boston College, who is one of the lay consultors for the upcoming Synod of Bishops on the matter of synodality to be held in the Fall of 2023 For me, a new synodal structure has to have co-governance. If there is […]

July 27: Day by Day with Father Bill

TUESDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME Giannis’ thoughts on ego are spot on. His words are wise beyond his age. Be humble of heart, as Jesus was humble of heart. “When you focus on the past, that’s your ego.” pic.twitter.com/XKiRMA8Ux2 — Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) July 17, 2021 Pope Francis’ thoughts on sports as […]

July 26: Day by Day with Father Bill

MEMORIAL OF SAINTS JOACHIM AND ANNE, PARENTS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY from Pope Francis’ Message on the First World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly, July 25, 2021 Tradition has it that Saint Joachim, the grandfather of Jesus, felt estranged from those around him because he had no children; his life, like […]

July 24/25: Day by Day with Father Bill – Weekend Edition

Weekend Edition: In Joy & Sorrow  Given that the Memorial of the Parents of Mary and the Grandparents of Jesus, Joachim and Anne is celebrated on July 26 in the Universal Church, Pope Francis has designated this Sunday as the first World Day of Prayer for Grandparents and the Elderly. Each year, this Day of Prayer will […]

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