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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, May 19, 2012 (Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter)
All the peoples over all the earth are invited to be joyful in the Lord because God is king over everything.


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Today's Reading
Ps. 47:2-3, 8-9, 10

Today’s psalm is a continuation and repetition of yesterday’s Psalm 47. It expresses a lesson that the liturgy wants to be sure we understand and make our own.

All the peoples over all the earth are invited to be joyful in the Lord because God is king over everything. He is enthroned over all the nations. He is supreme, awesomely great. “God is king of all the earth.”

The response that this calls for from us is a great and ongoing hurrah. “All you peoples, clap your hands. Shout to God with cries of gladness.”

It’s a great thing for all of us to be turned on by God, to cheer for the Lord simply because He is Lord, simply because we are His. Alleluia!

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop 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 in 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. The archbishop’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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