Father Joseph Illo, pastor of Star of the Sea in San Francisco, gave a 13-minute homily on Sunday, March 26.

Father began by noting it was Passion Sunday. The statues are all covered in purple cloth. “Jesus has hidden himself. We have cast Him out of the temple.”

“But] you and all your brothers will rise after death. He will give us Heaven if we accept it.

Then Father retold the Gospel story of Lazarus and compared the faith of this good man with things today

“Most of our friends and neighbors have lost their faith. Most of the people in our fair city do not live as if God even existed. We may say we believe in God, but we practice practical atheism.”