Today most of the sermon was on Amos. Father picked up on something that previously escaped me: the dishonest merchants were in a hurry for a religious feast time (“when will the new moon be over?”) and the Sabbath to end so they could get back to work. He pointed out that we might be honest in our business dealings but if even so we cannot put our business before God. He reminded us not to count anything, business, sports, whatever, as more important than our Sunday obligation and our service to those in need.
He also reminded us not be fooled or discouraged by media reports of what the Holy Father says, and urged us to read the America interview for ourselves, and let the Pope speak for himself.