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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, September 04, 2012 (Tuesday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time)
Jesus casts out the evil in our lives by strengthening us to overcome our moral deficiencies.



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Today's Reading
Luke 4:31-37

Today’s reading shows us Jesus at the beginning of His public ministry teaching and casting out demons. He still does both.

Jesus continues to teach through His church. The good news of salvation is still being made available to all those who are willing to receive it. It is being presented to us by means of the community of believers.

As for casting out demons, the Church still provides a formal ritual of exorcism in special circumstances. More often, however, Jesus casts out the evil in our lives by strengthening us to overcome our moral deficiencies: impatience, impurity, dishonesty, selfishness, spiritual laziness. His power is always at work to make us more like Him.

How well will I respond to what Jesus offers me today?

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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