Sunday, June 24, is the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist.
Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Luke 1:57-66, 80
It’s hard to find a famous baby. But they are out there. When Charles Lindbergh Jr., son of the famous aviator, was born in Englewood, N.Y., a small army of journalists were camped outside the estate of his birthplace to tell the world. Atchison, Kan., bills itself as the birthplace of another famous aviator: Amelia Earhart. But she is only a famous baby in retrospect. When she was born a few blocks away from our house, in a room that overlooks the Missouri River, no one was waiting to report the news to anyone outside the...READ MORE