Good priests and gluttony

A California priest blogs The following were posted on the blog of Father Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph church in Modesto. 04/27/2012 “I told her not to ‘settle’,” a friend told me thirty years ago. “What does ‘settle’ mean?” I asked her. “It means settling for a man who does not meet her standards.” A priest, it is said, marries the Church. Does the Church … [Read more...]

Not afraid to speak his mind

Outspoken priest leaving Modesto parish An outspoken and orthodox priest who has served as pastor at a Modesto parish for more than 11 years will be stepping down in July to take a post at Thomas Aquinas College. Fr. Joseph Illo, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Modesto, will take a three-year leave from the Diocese of Stockton to become one of four chaplains at … [Read more...]