Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea church in San Francisco, gave a 13-minute homily on Sunday, May 17  in advance of Memorial Day on the virtue of respecting America and its leaders.

Here is a 15-second excerpt:

“We should all love the country that God has given us. Patriotism is a virtue. It is our duty to cultivate the good habit of loving and honoring the land that God gave us for our birth and our sustenance. It’s really part of the 4th commandment.”