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From Father's Desk

Fr. W. R. Williamsby Father Walter Ray Williams

This page will feature articles by Father Williams, originally appearing in the Sunday bulletin of St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Sylva, NC. 


most recent at the bottom

  • January 2, 2005 -- Feast of the Epiphany ("It's the Incarnation...")
  • January 23, 2005 -- Third Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Just War")
  • January 30, 2005 -- Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time A (On the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Jan. 28)
  • February 13, 2005 -- First Sunday of Lent A
  • March 6, 2005 -- Fourth (Laetare) Sunday of Lent A ("On the Consecrated Life")
  • May 15, 2005 -- Pentecost Sunday A ("On the Gift of Fear")
  • June 5, 2005 -- Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Centered on God?")
  • June 12, 2005 -- Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Revenge of Conscience")
  • June 19, 2005 -- Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("One of the Fastest Growing Religious Movements...")
  • June 26, 2005 -- Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("A Glimpse of the Good Life.")
  • July 3, 2005 -- Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("For the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven...")
  • July 10, 2005 -- Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Hearing the Word of God...")
  • July 17, 2005 -- Sixteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Wheat and Weeds")
  • July 24, 2005 -- Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("The Best Investment")
  • August 14, 2005 -- Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Making Things Simple")
  • September 4, 2005 -- Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Some helpful comments on today's Gospel reading...")
  • September 18, 2005 -- Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("This Vale of Tears...")
  • September 25, 2005 -- Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Is there any love of truth?")
  • October 2, 2005 -- Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Respect Life Sunday")
  • October 9, 2005 -- Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("The Year of the Eucharist")
  • October 23, 2005 -- Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Would the real Jesus please stand?")
  • October 30, 2005 -- Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Call No Man Father")
  • November 6, 2005 -- Thirty-second Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Autumn and the Resurrection of the Body")
  • November 13, 2005 -- Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("God and the World He Created")
  • November 20, 2005 -- Christ the King A ("The Fortieth Anniversary of Vatican II")
  • December 4, 2005 -- Second Sunday of Advent ("The Nature of Christian Faith")
  • January 1, 2006 -- Mary, Mother of God ("Sloganeering vs. Thinking")
  • January 8, 2006 -- Epiphany ("Sloganeering vs. Thinking Part II")
  • February 5, 2006 -- Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("To Tell You the Truth..."
  • February 19, 2006 -- Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Such a Sweet Change of Heart")
  • March 5, 2006 -- First Sunday of Lent B (The misunderstood Middle Ages)
  • March 12, 2006 -- Second Sunday of Lent B ("Past and Present")
  • March 19, 2006 -- Third Sunday of Lent B ("The Problem with Miracles")
  • March 26, 2006 -- Fourth Sunday of Lent B ("The Obvious Must be Ignored")
  • April 2, 2006 -- Fifth Sunday of Lent B ("The Discovery of Freedom")
  • May 7, 2006 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter B ("The LA Times Discovers Complex Moral Reasoning")
  • May 14, 2006 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter B ("Vine and Branches")
  • May 21, 2006 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter B ("Modernism")
  • May 28, 2006 -- Feast of the Ascension B ("The Popularity of the Code")
  • June 4, 2006 -- Pentecost B ("U. M. Lang’s Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer")
  • June 11, 2006 -- Holy Trinity B ("Some News From a Far Country")
  • June 18, 2006 -- Corpus Christi B ("The Mystery of Things")
  • June 25, 2006 -- Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("New Revelation?")
  • July 2, 2006 -- Thirteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("The Rootless Wither")
  • July 9, 2006 -- Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("He Was Amazed...")
  • July 16, 2006 -- Fifteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Popularity and the Prophet")
  • July 30, 2006 -- Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("The Church and Our Salvation")
  • August 6, 2006 -- Feast of the Transfiguration B ("Words of Eternal Life")
  • August 13, 2006 -- Nineteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Who Do You Say That I Am?")
  • August 20, 2006 -- Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time B
  • August 27, 2006 -- Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Signs and Wonders")
  • September 10, 2006 -- Twenty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time B
  • September 24, 2006 -- Twenty-fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("The Pope and Islam")
  • October 2, 2006 -- Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Media Hysteria")
  • October 15, 2006 -- Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass")
  • October 22, 2006 -- Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Cave Dwellers")
  • October 29, 2006 -- Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("Joys and Travails")
  • November 5, 2006 -- Thirty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time B ("The Problem of Purgatory")
  • November 26, 2006 -- Christ the King B ("The Lamenting Atheist")
  • December 3, 2006 -- First Sunday of Advent C ("Confused Atheists")
  • December 10, 2006 -- Second Sunday of Advent C ("A Simple View of History")
  • December 24, 2006 -- Fourth Sunday of Advent C ("A Sign of Contradiction")
  • January 7, 2007 -- Epiphany C ("Whatever Happened to Wonder?")
  • February 4, 2007 -- Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("The Bait of Blasphemy")
  • February 18, 2007 -- Seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time ("The Raging Debate")
  • February 25, 2007 -- First Sunday of Lent ("Freedom or Decadence?")
  • April 22, 2007 -- Third Sunday of Easter ("Ecrasez L’infame”)
  • April 29, 2007 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter ("Another Bumper Sticker - Another Oversimplification")
  • May 6, 2007 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter ("Abortion Ruling Raises Backlash for Catholic Justices")
  • May 20, 2007 -- Ascention (Sunday) ("Coming Back Home")
  • June 3, 2007 -- Holy Trinity ("Narnia: Merely a Fantasy?")
  • July 8, 2007 -- Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("The News From Rome")
  • July 29, 2007 -- Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("Regensburg Revisited")
  • August 19, 2007 -- Twentieth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("Dr. Mohler is Not Offended")
  • August 26, 2007 -- Twenty-first Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("Healing the Healthy")
  • October 7, 2007 -- Twenty-seventh Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("The Best Mind of the 18th Century")
  • October 14, 2007 -- Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("Two Forms of One Roman Rite")
  • October 21, 2007 -- Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("The Church's Nuetral Ground")
  • October 28, 2007 -- Thirtieth Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("Been There, Done That, Bought the T-Shirt")
  • November 18, 2007 -- Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time C ("The Season of Advent and the Signs of the Last Day")
  • November 25, 2007 -- Christ the King C ("Ordinations?")
  • January 6, 2008 -- Epiphany A ("God is No Delusion: A Refutation of Richard Dawkins")
  • January 20, 2008 -- Second SUnday of Ordinary Time A ("The Dehumanization of Things")
  • January 27, 2008 -- Third Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Methinks you Protest Too Much")
  • February 10, 2008 -- First Sunday of Lent A ("The Adventures of a Bad Catholic at a Time Near the End of the World")
  • March 2, 2008 -- Fourth Sunday of Lent A ("The Demythologizers are still at it...")
  • March 9, 2008 -- Fifth Sunday of Lent A ("Concerning a Good Book: Philosophy 101 by Socrates")
  • March 16, 2008 -- Passion/Palm Sunday A ("Concerning Another Good Book: Three Reformers")
  • March 30, 2008 -- Second Sunday of Easter A ("Divine Mercy & The Nature of Things")
  • April 6, 2008 -- Third Sunday of Easter A ("The Whole Purpose of Art")
  • April 13, 2008 -- Fourth Sunday of Easter A ("The Show Must Go On")
  • April 20, 2008 -- Fifth Sunday of Easter A ("Theology and Sanity")
  • April 27, 2008 -- Sixth Sunday of Easter A ("Mundus Vult Decipi")
  • May 4, 2008 -- Seventh Sunday of Easter A ("Pope Benedict XVI's Visit to America")
  • May 18, 2008 -- Most Holy Trinity A ("Progress")
  • June 8, 2008 -- Tenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("The New Crystal Ball")
  • June 15, 2008 -- Eleventh Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Josey's 'Own Relationship with God'")
  • June 22, 2008 -- Twefth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("The Marks of the Barbarian")
  • June 29, 2008 -- Sts. Peter & Paul ("Pardon Me While I Endeavor to Evolve")
  • July 27, 2008 -- Seventeenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Forty Years in the Desert")
  • August 3, 2008 -- Eighteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("The Desire for Heaven")
  • September 28, 2008 -- Twenty-sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("The Motto of St. John the Baptist")
  • October 12, 2008 -- Twenty-eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Concerning Certain 'Disadvantages'")
  • October 19, 2008 -- Twenty-ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time A ("Preaching to College Students")

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