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Sharing the Word Program for Tuesday, May 1, 2012 (Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter)
God wants everybody to be at home in Him. All nations are called to praise the Lord.



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Today's Reading
Ps. 87:1-3, 4-5, 6-7

Today the Church’s liturgy gives us Psalm 87 in its entirety. It sings of Zion, Jerusalem the holy city, as the spiritual home of all nations. Everybody is invited to praise the Lord. No one is excluded. Everybody is welcome.

In the process of calling for all nations to share in praising the Lord God of Zion, the psalm extols the holy city as the spiritual home of all the nations on earth. Egypt, Ethiopia, Syro-Palestine, Mesopotamia--all are summoned to acknowledge the one true God and to provide Him with songs of praise. God wants everybody to be at home in Him.

All creatures have the right to say, “I belong here. This is my home.” All nations are called to praise the Lord.

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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