Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave a 12-minute homily on Sunday, March 5.

Two pilgrimages in today’s readings: Abram a pilgrim on the way to Heaven.
Peter, James, John on Mt. Tabor.

Lent is a time of self-denial.

Steep, narrow is the way to Heaven.

Many priests, bishops, and cardinals have fallen off the way and point to a way other than Christ’s as he has given to us in the Bible and the Magisterium of the Church. It’s my job as your pastor to point this out. If a cardinal, for example, is pointing to a way other than Christ’s, you must pray for that cardinal….
There are some cardinals today who are pointing to a way other than Christ’s when it comes to the Life issues, the sacred inviolability of every life and those issues that pertain to human love and marriage.

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Some will say the we need to change the Church’s teaching on what is very clearly given us in the Bible on our relations between men and women, men and men, and women and women. And if those people especially leaders in the Church point to a way other than Christ’s persist in this heresy, they will go to Hell.