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The Call of Samuel

Cycle BOrdinary TimeWeek 2

by Bishop Robert BarronJanuary 14, 2018


The story of the call of Samuel is illuminating for our time of corruption and cleansing. I argue that the sex abuse scandal in the church should be read through the lens of this narrative.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - 1 Samuel 3:3-10, 19
Psalm - Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-10
Reading 2 - 1 Corinthians 6:13-15, 17-20
Gospel - John 1:35-42