Archive | July, 2015

Why Shepherds?

Micah also sees the coming King as a “shepherd” – another allusion to David, who a shepherd in the countryside around Bethlehem (see 1 Samuel 16:11). So as soon as Jesus is born, Luke, the master painter, shows us a field full of shepherds. This, too, may be a reference designed to stir the hopes of

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One Flock: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-16 Psalms 23:1-6 Ephesians 2:13-18 Mark 6:30-34   As the Twelve return from their first missionary journey in today's Gospel, our readings continue to reflect on the authority and mission of the Church. Jeremiah says in the First Reading that Israel's leaders, through godlessness and fanciful teachings, had mislead and scattered God's people.

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On the Road by Scott Hahn

If you know me at all, you know that I draw deep inspiration from the last chapter of Saint Luke’s Gospel. I love the story of the disciples’ walk with Jesus on the road to Emmaus. I imagine those disciples to be you and me. As we walk the road with him, he opens up

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