Our readings today picture shepherds who stay with their
Let me mention a few such who did in Korea who
died at the hands of the Reds, rather than desert their
Father Timothy Rhee, the priest in Yang Yang before me,
ministered to the people under Communist control for
five years before they shot him.
Monsignor Brennan sent the young priests off to safety
while staying behind, because "It was his job."
Tom Cusack stayed behind, saying he could not live with
himself if he deserted his Catholics.