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Sharing the Word Program for Wednesday, May 16, 2012 (Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter)
Each one of us has a contribution to make in the proclamation of God's glory.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14

Psalm 148 is a grand chorus of harmonious praise addressed to God. A song of praise is especially appropriate for this time of the year when God’s people are celebrating the Easter season.

All creatures in heaven and on earth are here called to acknowledge the greatness of God. Human beings, old and young alike, proclaim their praise in their own particular way. The majesty of the Lord is the theme that calls for expression from everybody, each according to the capacities received from the Lord.

Today’s refrain invites us to announce that heaven and earth are full of God’s glory. Each one of us has a contribution to make in that proclamation. Am I serious about the part I have been called to play?

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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