Father Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press, gave a 10-minute homily to staff members in San Francisco on Tuesday, July 7.

Father Fessio in citing the day’s readings from Hosea about idols, made the point that we can make false idols out of words which take the place of the truth.

As an example he quoted the following words from the Black Lives Matter website ” ‘We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family by supporting each other in extended families in villages, collectively care for one another, especially our children….’ ”

Go to the 6 minute 39 second marker of the video:

“That has nothing to do with Black Lives Matter. But actually it does, because one of the problems with Blacks in this country is the break-up of the family, precisely the break-up of the nuclear family. A very large percentage of the Black males in prison are fatherless.”