Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea church in San Francisco, gave an 11-minute homily on Sunday, January 22.

Some excerpts:
“Faith obtains eternal life. Without faith we cannot get to heaven.
And life on earth has no meaning if there is no life beyond the grave.

“Deaths by despair have tripled in the last 20 years. Loss of faith has tripled in the last 30 years.

“The bishops have launched a Eucharistic Revival to re-gain faith in the Eucharist ,but it will prove to be largely ineffective if the holy Mass continues to be offered in our parishes improperly, as if we were celebrating ourselves rather than witnessing Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary.”

15-second excerpt:
“It is a terrible embarrassment and shame that most prominent Catholics in this country are not believers. They do not believe in much of what the Church teaches.” Click here for 11-minute homily