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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, August 28, 2015 (St. Augustine)
Christian believers of today need to be attentive to the Holy Spirit we have received.



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Today's Reading
1 Thes 4:1-8

Having recalled his affectionate relationship with the Thessalonians and given thanks for them, Paul turns to more specific matters.

First he deals with sexual behavior. These converts from a Gentile society lived in a world in which every kind of license was tolerated. They had to be constantly reminded of the new life they had received, in which it was God’s will that they practice a holiness that excluded these sexual vices. Marriage calls for special attention. Those who disregard Christian teaching about marriage disregard the will of God and the Holy Spirit they have received.

Christian believers of today live in a world in which sexual behavior calls for special attention. We, too, need to be attentive to the Holy Spirit we have received.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Emeritus 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 of 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. Archbishop Pilarczyk’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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