Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco, gave a 15-minute homily on Sunday, Sept. 19. He began by mentioning the feast of Padre Pio on September 23 and how he, Father Illo, was pulled over the barricades at St. Peter’s at Padre Pio’s canonization by an older Italian woman.

After explaining the victory of Our Lady of the Rosary at the Battle of Lepanto in the 16th Century, Father Illo urged parishioners to join in processing from Star of the Sea to the October 2 Rosary Rally at St. Mary’s cathedral.

15-second excerpt: “The invaders today do not come on ships with scimitars. But they come through our children’s smart phones and through the school curricula. The barbarians who threaten the just civil order today do so today dressed in Brooks Brothers suits.”