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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, November 22, 2014 (St. Cecilia)
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Today's Reading
Luke 20:27-40

Is there such a thing as life after death?

The Sadducees thought not. It would lead to all kinds of difficult consequences like the widow having seven husbands.

Jesus says that there is life after death, but a different kind than we are used to. Jesus reminds the Sadducees that, when God speaks to Moses in the burning bush, He calls Himself the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. If God is the God of the living, and also the God of these patriarchs, then these patriarchs must still be alive.

We Christians believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. If there is no resurrection, then Christ has not risen from the dead, and we have no future to look forward to.

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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