• W Pat Cunningham

    Contributing sermons since Aug 5, 2008
W Pat's church

St. Pius X Parish
San Antonio Texas , 78209

About W Pat
  • Education: BA and MA theology St. Mary’s University; MA education, Stanford; MSFS financial planning; MSM management
  • Experience: In church work since age 7; ordained deacon 2002. Catholic school principal 2001-2009
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I am just a sinner redeemed by the grace of Christ, who wants to attract others to His Gospel.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Gospel of Life, Spirit of the Liturgy, Vatican II
  • Family: Three grown, married daughters and ten grandchildren.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They died before they heard any
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She says they are always good.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep your homilies below 10 minutes
  • Books that have had an impact: Scott Hahn: The Lamb’s Feast Benedict XVI: Introduction to Christianity, Spirit of the Liturgy Charles Chaput: Render Unto Caesar J. Budziewski: The meaning of Sex Ben Wiker: Moral Darwinism Robert Spitzer: Healing the Culture James Hitchcock: History of the Catholic Church
  • Hobbies: Writing, gardening
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: Live and die in love.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I prayed one election season for the election of godly candidates, and a prominent Democrat afterwards complained that I was shilling for Republican candidates.
  • What I want on my tombstone: Servant of God
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  • The Price For Our Call To Grace

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2018

    Suffering that comes from bad human choices is the price we all pay for the call and grace to be images of God.

    Fifth Sunday of Lent 2018 Back when I was teaching religion every school day, two questions kept rising in the minds of students, and occasionally were voiced. What brought the first to mind recently were the several multiple murders we have heard about in Florida, in Las Vegas and just last more

  • Their Action Was Just Bull

    Contributed on Mar 10, 2018

    The problem with making an image of God is that WE are supposed to be in the image and likeness of God.

    Thursday of the 4th Week in Lent 2018 Reformation/Revolution Humans have, from the very beginning, resisted God’s will, even though that will is for our joy and sanctification. God wants us to be so much like Himself that we can be called His adopted children, even now. And He wants as perfect more

  • Is Good Evil And Is Evil Good?

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2018

    let’s pray for the conversion and healing of all those who hate us, even those who are killing our loved ones in the Middle East and Africa and elsewhere.

    Under the Old Covenant, or Old Testament, established by God with Moses and the people in the desert, there were a series of rituals focused on forgiveness and purification. The Letter to the Hebrews follows the tradition that these rituals have been perfected in Our Lord’s perfect sacrifice, which more

  • As In The Time Of Jeremiah

    Contributed on Mar 3, 2018

    "In the latter half of the sixteenth century, we can see that there was real reform. And out of that Catholic Reformation came the greatest burst of missionary activity since the Benedictine and Franciscan explosions"

    Thursday of 3rd Week in Lent 2018 Reformation/Revolution When we study or preach on the Scriptures, we always have to keep in mind that there are really two meaning to just about all of it. The first is the meaning that the human writer, inspired by God, had in mind for his time. The second is more

  • Healing Our Sick Hearts

    Contributed on Feb 24, 2018

    There is, in fact, something in our nature that yearns for the divine, that longs for goodness and beauty and truth. Original sin has wounded us, but only our own deliberate actions can spiritually kill us.

    Thursday of 2nd Week in Lent 2018 Reformation/Revolution “More tortuous than all else is the human heart, beyond remedy; who can understand it?” If any Scripture verse summarizes the view of the Protestant reformers about the nature of humans, this one from Jeremiah must be it. The RSV renders more

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  • Now A Man Can Scarcely Arrive At The Needed ...

    Contributed on Jun 8, 2013

    "Now a man can scarcely arrive at the needed sense of responsibility, unless his living conditions allow him to become conscious of his dignity, and to rise to his destiny by spending himself for God and for others. But human freedom is often crippled when a man encounters extreme poverty just as more

  • Error Vs. Person In Error

    Contributed on Apr 26, 2013

    ERROR VS. PERSON IN ERROR This love and good will, to be sure, must in no way render us indifferent to truth and goodness. Indeed love itself impels the disciples of Christ to speak the saving truth to all men. But it is necessary to distinguish between error, which always merits repudiation, more

  • That Means, As Dominic Savio Once Said, ...

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2013

    That means, as Dominic Savio once said, preferring death to more

  • Only In Freedom Can Goodness Occur

    Contributed on Mar 16, 2013

    Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly to be sure. Often however they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. For its part, authentic freedom is an more

  • The Church, Therefore, Earnestly Desires That ...

    Contributed on Jan 26, 2013

    The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ's faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or silent spectators; on the contrary, through a good understanding of the rites and prayers they should take part in the sacred action conscious of what they are more