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Sharing the Word Program for Friday, March 27, 2015 (Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent)
As we approach Holy Week, God’s word makes clear who Jesus is and invites us to remember who we are.


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Today's Reading
John 10:31-42

More hostility. The people want to stone Jesus because it is ever clearer that He is claiming to be God. Jesus answers that scripture calls the judges of the people “gods” because of the authority they exercise. If they are gods, why can’t Jesus be God? It’s almost as if Jesus is trying to argue himself out of a tough spot. But then He goes on to argue Himself back into it again, saying that His sonship is different from what scripture attributes to them. So they come after Him again.

We are children of God through the power of the Father working in us. As we approach Holy Week, God’s word makes clear who Jesus is and invites us to remember who we are.

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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