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Hear, O Israel

Cycle BOrdinary TimeWeek 31

by Bishop Robert BarronNovember 04, 20120 Comments

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Our first reading for Mass this week contains the most sacred prayer in the Jewish tradition, the "Sh'ma". In the Gospel, when asked which commandment is the greatest, Jesus, a pious Jew, recites this prayer from the book of Deuteronomy. Listen as I explicate this central and decisive statement of Biblical faith.