Written, audio, and video homilies from Fr. William Au

The Hardest Thing is to Say Good-Bye (Audio Homily)

Tue, 12/03/2019
No dear thing will be forgotten; everything human will connect; for I can make all things well. It was once said, that the most difficult thing we do as human beings is say good-bye. Life is a journey that constantly demands letting go and moving on – letting go of things and people and situations that can no longer be – and move on into what is new. The ability to say good-bye is essential as our growth as human beings. If we don’t move on, we condemn ourselves to a sadness that .....

Address on Sex Abuse Crisis in the Church

Sat, 08/25/2018
I wish to speak to you today on the painful and disturbing topic of the crisis of child sexual abuse that again confronts us as a church in the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report of the scope of child sexual abuse by clergy and the extent of the cover-up by church authorities over decades. This report has particular relevance and causes direct personal hurt and anger for us in the Archdiocese of Baltimore because of the .....