In this homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Fr Michael Doody preaches on the thanksgiving due to God in the mass.
Author Fr Michael Doody
By drawing on the catechism and St Thomas Aquinas, Fr Michael explains the power of the apostle’s prayer in this week’s gospel to “Increase Our Faith”.
Fr Doody speaks about the cataclysmic event of the fall of man from grace in the garden in Genesis and warns us of the errors of universalism.
Father Micheal reflects on the many Catholics today who try to tick all the boxes of practising Catholicism but don’t frequent the sacrament of confession.
Fr Doody explains this week’s gospel: that we must prefer nothing to Jesus, even to hate our father and mother that we may give Christ our hearts undivided.
Father Michael expounds upon why we must foster the virtue of humility and flee from the vice of pride, drawing on the words of Our Lord in today’s gospel.
Fr Michael explains that we must have a true perception of ourself and acknowledge our flaws before we are able to accept Christ.