Father Francis Stevenson, pastor of Corpus Christi church in Tahoe City,  gave a 12-minute homily December 26 on our unhappiness with our families, including the story of Father’s father, who deserted his family when Father Stevenson was four years old.

Here are the words of the 15-second excerpt:

“And they will say because of certain problems – people, the family, marriage, men and women – it’s all bankrupt, it’s all bad. We need to get rid of it. I don’t know how you’re going to do that, but there are some people who would like to change species.”