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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Coming up!

The synod on Scripture is approaching. A synod is a church gathering of for discussion of a topic. It isn't quite as big of a deal as a church council, but with over 250 bishops gathering on October 6th, there is sure to be a lot of interest.

The goals of the Synod:

  • reverently contemplate this mystery of the Word, God’s greatest gift, to render thanks for it, to meditate upon it and to proclaim it to all members of the Church and all people of good will.
  • spread and strengthen encounters with the Word of God by thoroughly examining its doctrinal underpinnings and allowing them to show the manner in which this is to be done
  • help the faithful understand what the Bible is, why it is there, how beneficial it is to the faith and how to use it properly and apply it to everyday life
  • renew listening to the Word of God, in the liturgy and catechesis, specifically through lectio divina, duly adapted to various circumstances; and to offer a Word of consolation and hope to the poor of the world.
  • set forth the intrinsic connection between the Eucharist and the Word of God, since the Church must receive nourishment from the one “bread of life from the table of both God's word and Christ's body.”

Sounds like the opposite of forbidding the Bible to be read to me!

Lots of resources here.

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3 comments:

Saved Sinner said...

The more I read here the more I see how ignorance and misinformation used to be what informed my view of the Catholic Church. Although Candy's views are more extreme than mine ever were, she has actually improved my view by leading me to VTC.

Sal said...

Yes, Kelly- but will we be reading it for ourselves? :>

I think the synod might sound a little too "what you've been told" for some people...

Hope you're feeling better!

Sal said...

A wonderful post by Redneck Woman on the Mass. She wrote it for a homeschooling forum, to explain to her evangelical friends.
Take a look:
http://catholicspitfiregrill.com/2008/09/28/what-you-really-need-is-an-intimate-relationship-with-jesus/#comment-1762

It's long, because you can talk about the Mass forever, but worth the read!