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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, May 12, 2012 (Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter)
All creation speaks to us of gift and beauty and salvation and we are called to be attentive to God’s involvement in it.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 100:1-2, 3,5

Psalm 100 calls for all the earth to cry out to God with joy and to serve Him with gladness and to come before Him with song.

Why? Because the Lord is God and  looks after us like a careful shepherd. He is good to us. His kindness endures forever.

Ever since Easter our responsorial psalms have been calling us to joy. In the context of Christ’s rising from the dead we have turned our attention to the greatness of creation, to God’s faithfulness, to His universal embrace of care for us.

All creation speaks to us of gift and beauty and salvation and we are called to be attentive to God’s involvement in it. “Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.”

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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