Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave an 11-minute homily on Sunday, January 26, the day after the Walk for Life in San Francisco on Saturday, January 25.

Father Illo cited Kathy Folan, staff member at St. Dominic’s parish in San Francisco, who spoke the previous day at the Walk for Life about her pregnancy caused by a rape more than 20 years ago. Her son from that pregnancy, Nathan, also spoke at the Walk.

Text of excerpt from Father Illo’s homily:

“Either we accept that every human life is a gift from God. His gift. His property. Or we don’t. If we make one exception to that, then we really don’t believe.”