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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, October 18, 2012 (St. Luke, Evangelist)
Much of what we know about Jesus and the early Church comes from Luke’s gospel and Acts of the Apostles.



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Today's Reading
Luke 10:1-9

There were several groupings among the followers of Jesus. There were the twelve apostles and the seventy-two disciples whose commission we read about today. Others became attached to Jesus in various ways.

Among these was St. Luke. There is no indication that Luke knew Jesus personally during His earthly life. Luke was St. Paul’s assistant and his great contribution was his writing.

St. Luke wrote more of the New Testament than anybody except St. Paul. Much of what we know about Jesus and the early Church comes to us from Luke’s gospel and the Acts of the Apostles.

Most of us are not called to write about Jesus. But we are all called to proclaim Jesus in our lives. How good a proclaimer am I?

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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