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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, May 17, 2012 (Thursday of the Sixth Week of Easter)
The power of the Lord is universal. He has revealed His salvation to all the nations, forever.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 98:1, 2-3, 3-4

Today’s psalm, Psalm 98, is a song of salvation. In it we offer praise to God for the power He has exercised in the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus, power that has brought us into a state of definitive value.

In many parts of the Church the Ascension of the Lord is celebrated on this day. On the feast of the Ascension the Church recalls the ongoing presence of the Lord among His people, that He is victorious over all the powers of sin and will be active in our midst forever.

The power of the Lord is universal. He has revealed His salvation to the nations, to all the nations, forever. Our response to His ongoing power must be ongoing gratitude.

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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