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The New Missions

THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for December 7th, 2013
Memorial of St. Ambrose

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All the Lonely People, by Emmanuel Borja

 

IF there were ever a time when, as we read in the Gospel, people are “troubled and abandoned, like sheep without a shepherd,” it is our time, on so many levels. There are many leaders today, but so few role models; many who govern, but so few who serve. Even in the Church, the sheep have wandered for decades since the confusion after Vatican II left a moral and leadership vacuum on the local level. And then there have been what Pope Francis calls “epochal” changes [1]cf. Evangelii Gaudium, n. 52 that have led to, among other things, a profound sense of loneliness. In the words of Benedict XVI:

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1. cf. Evangelii Gaudium, n. 52