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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, April 7, 2012 (Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil))
We are expected to answer God’s love with our own. Responding to God’s word is part of our faith.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 33: 4-5, 6-7, 12-13, 20, 22

The Easter Vigil presents us with a story, the story of God’s love for His human creatures, the story of their salvation.

Through the readings from the Old and New Testaments we hear the narrative of God’s initiative, how He loved His human creatures from the beginning, rescued them from their sinfulness, liberated them from slavery, brought them to the land He had promised, and drew them into intimacy with Himself.

Each of the readings gives us a piece of the story. And each of the readings calls for a response. Our relationship with God is not an affair of mere receptivity or passive acceptance. We are expected to answer God’s love with our own. Responding to God’s word is part of our faith.

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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