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Sharing the Word Program for Monday, June 17, 2013 (Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time)
Some scholars believe that Second Corinthians is really several letters sent over a period of time.



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Today's Reading
2 Cor 6:1-10

We now return to Ordinary Time and readings from Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians. (The starting point for Ordinary Time readings depends on the date of Easter.)

Second Corinthians is a complex letter dealing with several topics. Some scholars believe that it is really several letters sent to Corinth over a period of time.

There are questions of Paul’s credibility, matters connected with a collection to be taken up for the church in Jerusalem, and trouble stirred up by visitors from other churches.

Today’s reading deals with the quality of Paul’s ministry. Not all the Corinthians found it satisfactory.

What the minister offers is not always what the people want and what the people want is not always what the minister knows they need.

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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