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By Phil Lawler, Catholic Culture, Jun 28, 2021

Phil Lawler has been a Catholic journalist for more than 30 years. He has edited several Catholic magazines and written eight books. Founder of Catholic World News, he is the news director and lead analyst at CatholicCulture.org.

This Sunday’s Gospel includes two awesome manifestations of the Lord’s power. But oddly, the passages that I find most intriguing are comparatively minor details: little things that Jesus says.

First, when the woman who suffered from hemorrhages touches his clothes, …

And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone forth from him, immediately turned about in the crowd, and said, “Who touched my garments?”

The disciples are incredulous, wondering how, in a dense, milling crowd, with people no doubt bumping into each other constantly, they could be expected to identify one person who touched the Lord’s garment. But the woman— no doubt electrified by what she already realized had happened to her— gives herself away. …

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