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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, June 02, 2012 (Saturday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time)
May God keep us all from error and bring us to Himself unblemished and exultant.



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Today's Reading
Jude 17, 20b-25

The Letter of Jude is one of the Bible’s shortest books. Its author does not seem to be one of the twelve apostles but is perhaps an obscure relative of the Lord.

The author urges his readers to remain in God’s love and to be firm in their faith. The readers are to minister the mercy of God to those who may have gone astray. The author’s brief message is, “Watch out for yourselves! Watch out for false teachings!”

The Letter of Jude ends with a magnificent doxology, a burst of praise for God’s glory, a confident prayer that God will preserve his readers and achieve his purpose for them.

May God keep us all from error and bring us to Himself unblemished and exultant.

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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