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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, September 28, 2012 (Friday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time)
Catholic spirituality teaches us to stay in touch with the Lord through Scripture and prayer and reflection and the liturgy.



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Today's Reading
Luke 9:18-22

Luke continues to treat the question of Jesus’ identity.

Some thought He was a political messiah. Peter professes Jesus to be “the Christ of God.”

Jesus accepts this response, but He wants to be sure Peter is aware of the implications of it. Jesus is indeed “the Christ of God,” the Messiah, but a messiah who would suffer and die.

In our association with Jesus, we have to be sure that we are dealing with the full Jesus, the criminal on the cross as well as the risen Lord.

That’s why Catholic spirituality teaches us to stay in touch with the Lord through Scripture and prayer and reflection and the liturgy. Confining ourselves to one approach to Jesus will not give us the full picture.

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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