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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, February 13, 2016 (Saturday after Ash Wednesday)
We know that the Lord is good and forgiving, that He is full of kindness.


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Today's Reading
Psalm 86:1-2, 3-4, 5-6

This responsorial psalm is a prayer in time of distress. The psalmist, the one voicing the prayer, the Christian believer, calls for God’s intervention. In this prayer-song we acknowledge that there is no other defense from life’s dangers than God’s many-sided protection.

We pray that God will teach and guide us. We ask God to listen to us and to protect us. We pray that God will have mercy on us in response to our sinfulness. We ask that God will bring us gladness in His presence.

Why do we pray to the Lord in this way? Because we know that the Lord is good and forgiving, that He is full of kindness toward all those who call upon Him, and that we need Him.

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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