WLR Homilies

Homilies and talks by Dcn. Will Rooney and other guests

About the show

Dcn. Will is a Transitional Deacon of the Diocese of Austin, TX. He will be ordained in June 2020 to the Priesthood.

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  • 2020-03-23 Reading Reflection

    March 23rd, 2020  |  5 mins 25 secs
    cornavirus, faith, lent, reflection

    Reflection for Monday of the 4th Week of Lent

  • 2020-03-22 Reading Reflection

    March 22nd, 2020  |  6 mins 24 secs
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    Reflection on the Gospel for the 4th Sunday of Lent 2020

  • Excess and Defect 2020 #4 - Vice Potato (Sloth)

    March 19th, 2020  |  43 mins 14 secs
    charity, defect, excess, freedom, lent, sloth, vice, virtue

    We talk about how the vice of sloth resists the demands which having a loving relationship with God places upon us and how sticking to charity can eliminate it from our lives!

  • Excess and Defect 2020 #3 - This Episode is Better than Every Other Episode (Vainglory)

    March 12th, 2020  |  34 mins 13 secs
    charity, defect, excess, freedom, lent, vainglory, vice, virtue

    What is glory? What kind of glory is vain? How can we become truly magnanimous - great-souled - instead of seeking honor?

  • Excess and Defect 2020 #2 - Vice Grips (Envy)

    March 5th, 2020  |  37 mins 21 secs
    charity, defect, envy, excess, excess and defect 2020, freedom, gratitude, lent, vice, virtue

    In this episode, we discuss the "diabolical" vice of envy. Envy is sorrow at another's good.

  • Excess and Defect 2020 #1 - Vice Precedence (Pride)

    February 27th, 2020  |  34 mins 35 secs
    charity, christ, defect, excess, excess and defect 2020, lent, pride, vice, virtue

    In this first episode of our Lenten series on the vices we talk about virtue and vice in general, how Christ is the model of virtue, and how pride is the root of all the vices in our lives.

  • Virtue, vice, and the call to perfect flourishing

    February 24th, 2020  |  17 mins 32 secs
    conversion, flourishing, holiness, homily, perfection, saint, vice, virtue

    God calls you and me to flourish with him supernaturally. He calls us to become like him and gives us the grace to make it happen. But he wants us to cooperate and respond to this grace in freedom. How will we respond to his gift of grace.

  • La identidad, la envidia, y la excelencia

    January 26th, 2020  |  19 mins 11 secs
    a-ot-3, envy, espanol, homilia
  • Identity, Envy, and Excellence

    January 26th, 2020  |  18 mins 31 secs
    a-ot-3, competition, cooperation, envy, homily, jealousy, rivalry, virtue

    Jesus calls us to find our deepest identity from our relationship with Him, rather than in comparison with others which leads to envy.

  • Episode 3: Christmas Day - The Deligthful, Defenseless, Demanding Baby

    December 25th, 2019  |  12 mins 48 secs
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    The infant Jesus lying in the manger reveals God. When he smiles, God smiles. When he cries, God cries. When he grasps the finger of Mary or Joseph or a shepherd, it is God grasping the human hand. The delightful and defenseless infant Jesus gently demands something from us. The child of Bethlehem gently invites us to love him…and responding to that invitation love means changing our lives.

  • Episode 2: 2019 - 12 - 19 The Suffering Joy of St. John

    December 17th, 2019  |  15 mins 11 secs

    2019 - 12 - 19 The Suffering Joy of St. John by W…

  • Episode 1: 2019 - 12 - 15 La alegria suffriendo de San Juan

    December 17th, 2019  |  17 mins 9 secs

    2019 - 12 - 15 La alegria suffriendo de San Juan …