Saturday, 1 November 2008

BISHOPS CALL CATHOLICS TO ‘READ AND PRAY’ THE BIBLE

Every Roman Catholic worldwide will be urged to have their own Bible and to ‘read and pray’ it. The church’s Synod of Bishops will make the call as 240 bishops conclude their discussions on the role of the Bible in worship and modern life. The synod is expected to publish an eight-page message and to vote on over 50 final propositions. One of these reminds Catholics that the Bible contains the Word of God who speaks to them in the Scriptures. Earlier this week Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Vatican’s ecumenical council, stressed the role of the Bible in working together with other Christians. ‘Nothing else unites the Christian churches and communities like the Bible does," he said.

Sources: The Universe (26/10); Zenit.org (22/10)

3 comments:

mollygolver said...

Yes, Iagree

seethroughfaith said...

if they (and we protestants) ALL started to read the bible AND apply it - imagine what the world would be like then :)

Olive Morgan said...

Yes, indeed! Having just come in from this week's Disciple 4 Bible study evening, I'm prompted to say that even those of us who read and study the Bible don't 'pray the Bible' anything like as much as we might - if we did, it could not fail to make a difference.