Thursday, November 03, 2005

The Gift of Scripture

The following is on the Web site of the Catholic Church in England and Wales:

"The Bishops of England and Wales, and of Scotland, have prepared a teaching document, The Gift of Scripture, in which the teaching of Dei Verbum, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation of the Second Vatican Council, and subsequent Church documents are explained. What the Catholic Church has to say about the Holy Scriptures builds on ancient insights as well as utilising modern understandings. This document is offered to Catholics, to other Christians, and to all who value the 'gift of Scripture', so that we may be more richly nourished at 'the table of God's word'."

The page offers free downloadable resources intended to be used in conjunction with the document, but these can also be useful even if you do not have access to the bihops' document.