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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, April 29, 2013 (St. Catherine of Siena)
The apostles used different approaches in addressing different publics.



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Today's Reading
Acts 14:5-18

Paul and Barnabas left Pisidian Antioch and went on to Lystra. There they cured a man lame from birth, just as Peter and John had cured a lame man in the temple at Jerusalem.

The reaction of the pagan crowd was different from that of the Jews in Jerusalem. Far from seeing Paul and Barnabas as blasphemers, the Lystrians thought that they were gods and prepared to offer them sacrifice. The apostles tried to discourage this behavior, with indifferent success.

The apostles used different approaches in addressing different publics. Their approach to Jews was different from their approach to well-disposed Gentiles. Still different was the way they addressed fervent pagans in Lystra. 

God’s agents have offered His salvation in many ways, then and now.

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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