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Sharing the Word Program for Thursday, May 3, 2012 (Sts. Philip and James, Apostles)
All of us are called to take part in the chorus of creation. How will I execute my part?


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Today's Reading
Ps. 19:2-3, 4-5

Today is the feast of the apostles Philip and James. The responsorial psalm is Psalm 19.

The refrain reminds us that the apostles’ word goes throughout all the earth. No aspect of creation is untouched by God’s message.

The sky proclaims God’s handiwork. Each day proclaims to the next the message of God’s grandeur. Each night informs the following night of God’s greatness. Everything resounds with the works of God.

The voice of the apostles joins the chorus of praise. “Their message goes out through all the earth.”

All of us are called to take part in the chorus of creation. All of us have a contribution to make to the symphony. How will I execute my part to the music of the universe today? 

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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