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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, August 28, 2012 (St. Augustine)
Authentic preachers of the gospel exercise their ministry for the love and affection they can put into it.



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Today's Reading
2 Thes. 2:1-3a, 14-17

Paul began his letter to the Thessalonian Christians on the theme of gratitude: thanks be to God for all of them and for their works of faith, love, and hope.

Now he alludes to the hospitality with which they received him and the dedication with which he approached them. Paul presented himself not as a salesman with a hot product but as a kind and generous parent, looking out for the well-being of a family. He came to them to present the gospel of Christ, but also to share his very own self.

Authentic preachers of the gospel today do not exercise their ministry for what they can get out of it, but for the love and affection that they can put into it.

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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