Sep 01 – Homily – Fr Elias: The Humble Know Their Limits

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Homily #130901b ( 16min) Play - Fr. Elias on the Gospel message today of the need to be humble to get to heaven. Humility is central to reverence, the recognizance that God is God and we are not. As such it is the root of all virtue and the opposite, pride, is the root of all vice.
Ave Maria!
Mass: 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday - Form: OF
Readings: 
1st: sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29
Resp: psa 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11
2nd: heb 12:18-19, 22-24
Gsp: luk 14:1, 7-14

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  • John FAzio says:

    Thank You Father Elias,

    Thank you for this truth-filled sermon concerning humility. I am a cradle catholic in my late 50’s. I look at the current state of the local churches in my area, and I can not begin to find the kind of traditional Catholic sermon’s that you and the other Franciscan Brothers broadcast via Air Maria. This bothers me greatly that I have to turn to the internet for something that used to be an understood way of life in local Catholic churches.

    I want to thank you for having the courage to stand firm on presenting the real core beliefs of this beautiful faith. There may come a time in this country when you will not be allowed to present the Church’s truth to the public any longer. Given the current tyranny of government we are being subjected to, I fear that day is closer than most of us want to admit.

    Sermon’s that discuss the importance of Sacraments such as private confession, and the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist are mostly non existent in my area’s local churches. It’s as if the local priests live in fear of alienating their congregations by even beginning to suggest that sin is alive and well, and that there are rules that the church stills believes provide balance for our lives. We are in deep trouble politically, spiritually in our communities, and thus morally in this country. In many ways we are a bankrupted society.

    Your media presence helps me to feel as though I am not an alien in a world that says “It’s all Good”. But sorry to say that it seems most local churches have sold out the real core beliefs of the faith to secularism/materialism.

    Thank You Father Elias and your com-padres for providing media that the legacy Catholics can again feel at home with.

    Please keep on, We need you out here.

  • Brenda says:

    Thank you for the excellent homily, Fr. Elias, especially the part about the graces received from frequent Confession.

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