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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, August 09, 2012 (Thursday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time)
The Church is built on each one of us differently, according to our capabilities.


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Today's Reading
Matt. 16:13-23

Peter is unique in many ways. More than once, despite his faults, he professes his faith in Jesus with an enthusiasm that we don’t see in the other apostles. In response to that faith Jesus proclaims Peter to be the rock on which the Church would be founded. He would have a standing different from the other apostles’.

Peter is unique. Yet, in many ways, we are all like Peter. Like him, we are all individually gifted, and also occasionally weak. We are all called to be sources of strength for Christ’s Church. The Church is built on each one of us differently, according to our capabilities.

The Lord loves each of us for our specialness. The Lord needs each of us for His Church.

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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