Today is the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly as established by Pope Francis, and will be celebrated every year on the fourth Sunday in July. I cannot think of a better way for Pope Francis, whether he knows it or not, to honor the 100th birthday of our own Jeanne Allen! Happy centennial birthday Jeanne!
You might be wondering what that first reading was really about. All we hear is Amaziah telling Amos to leave and never prophesy in Bethel again, “for it is the King’s sanctuary and a royal temple.” What’s going on here?