Our Knowledge of the Bible

3 Responses

  1. Jonathan says:

    I wouldn’t be so quick to blame the laity. It is the job of priests to put the necessary structures in place for the education of the faithful in spiritual matters.Perhaps we could start compulsory Bible groups a la LDS (Mormons). They know their stuff and they enjoy getting together to discuss their faith. I would also be wary of “ecumenical” bible study as they as Catholics ignorant of the Scriptures and the teachings of the church may get swept away by false doctrines. It is time for Catholics on the ground to turn the tide of ignorance of Scripture because, as Jerome says: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ”.

  2. Deirdre Lewis says:

    Why should it be the job of the priests? Catholics can read the whole bible easily enough if they follow the readings for each day over the 3 year cycle. Anyone who uses the Living Faith booklet can testify to this. However, it is true that many Catholics never read the bible themselves. That means that they only hear the readings which are used on Sundays. Vast numbers of other Christians set themselves a quiet time every day that includes scripture reading. There is no reason we can’t do the same.

  3. Jael says:

    I wholeheartedly agree! I don’t know what I would do without my Bible. And now you can carry it around easily with you on your phone – there are also great reading plans and devotions on the YouVersion app. I love the Living Faith booklet too!