Pope: Synods Fundamental to Church

Says they are a "coming together"

Posted by St. Paul Center on 10.05.08 |News, Scripture, synod

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Synods are a fundamental part of the Church as they are a “coming together” of the people of God to be one in Christ, says Benedict XVI.

The Pope said this today before praying the midday Angelus together with the crowds gathered in St. Peter’s Square, noting that earlier he had presided at the inaugural Mass of the 12th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod…  [Continue Reading]

What Is Needed for a Bible Comeback (Part 1)

Interview with Cardinal Albert Vanhoye

Posted by St. Paul Center on 10.03.08 |news, scripture, synod

ROME, OCT. 3, 2008 (Zenit.org).- For the Bible to become an integral part of Catholics’ spiritual life, education and mediation are the two things needed, according to a renowned biblical scholar who will be participating in the synod of bishops on the word of God this month.

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, a Jesuit priest and former rector of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and former secretary…  [Continue Reading]


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