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Today's Reading
1 Kings 18:20-39

Elijah challenges the devotees of the god Baal to take part with him in a contest to see which God--the God of Israel or Baal--was the most powerful.

“Let’s settle this question once and for all. Who has more power over the elements? He will be counted truly divine.”

Elijah arranges things in such a way that there can be no question of duplicity or deception. The priests of Baal fail miserably in bringing their sacrifice to completion. At Elijah’s command fire comes down from heaven and consumes the sacrifice that he had prepared. It is clear that the God of Israel is the one true God.

God still works today to make Himself known. It’s up to us to recognize Him.

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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