Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea parish in San Francisco, gave a 13-minute homily on Sunday, September 11.
Father told of growing up on the East Coast and visiting his Aunt Margie in Washington D.C. who had eight children. When people criticized her for her large family, she would line up the kids from oldest to youngest and ask which one should she not have had.
Then Father described the love of God shown in the parable of the Good Shepherd. The loss of one sheep made the shepherd grieve as if the whole flock was lost
In the movie Schindler’s List, Schindler, who had saved many Jews, at the end of the movie looks at his car and thinks how many more lives he could have saved if he had sold the car.
Father Illo: “To be like God we must value one human life.”
Father gets to the meat of his sermon: Proposition 1, the California legislature’s answer to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision turning abortion back to the states.
He reads the 78 words of Prop 1. “The state shall not deny or interfere with an individual’s reproductive freedom in their most intimate decisions which includes their fundamental right to choose to have an abortion and their fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception. This section is intended to further the constitutional right to privacy guaranteed by Section 1 and the constitutional right not to be denied equal protection guaranteed by Section 7. Nothing herein narrows or limits the right to privacy or equal protection.”
“[After 24 weeks] To abort a child legally in California there must be a threat to the mother’s life or health. Proposition 1 would remove that limit – it would make abortion legal until the moment of birth for any reason.”
Then God should see to it that no Democrats are elected to office. Democrats in government are the cause of permissive abortion laws. So, God, you do something about it. I’m getting fed up with being preached at endlessly about this when I’m not part of the problem.
So, what it sounds like to me you are giving permission to take away your ability to choose right from wrong? No more free will.
If it bothers you so much to have someone point out evil, you have choices. You can stay away from people that would speak this truth. You could work to take away these people’s right to speak. You could do something about this evil so no one would ever consider killing another innocent human life.