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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, June 12, 2012 (Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time)
God looks after His own. God looks after us, too.



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Today's Reading
1 Kings 17:7-16

Elijah was one of the most important figures in Old Testament history. He led Israel in the struggle to preserve the knowledge and worship of the true God against the worship of the pagan god Baal, being introduced by Jezebel, the Tyrian wife of King Ahab.

Elijah appears in the Scriptural narrative unannounced. He proclaims to Ahab that, because of the king’s pagan activities a drought would descend on the land. God instructs Elijah to go into hiding where there was food and water.

When his first place of refuge no longer provides what Elijah needs, God finds him another refuge, where He provides for Elijah and also for a helpless widow and her child.

God looks after His own. God looks after us, too.

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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