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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, April 21, 2012 (Saturday of the Second Week of Easter)
Do I look on God as a fount of mercy? Do I place my trust in Him?



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Today's Reading
Ps. 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19

Today’s psalm reflection is based on Psalm 33. This psalm is a hymn to divine providence, a song of praise in which the just are invited to chant the glories of God because He is ever faithful to His promises, because He is the source of victory and salvation.

God is trustworthy and kind and watches over those who put their confidence in Him.

Because He is a God of mercy and generosity it is appropriate for His people to reach out to Him and seek His mercy.

Do I look on God as a fount of mercy? Do I place my trust in Him? Can I make today’s refrain my own: “Let your mercy be on us as we place our trust in you?”

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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