I don’t mean to imply that this is some kind of competition, but Carl Olson’s premise in this post at Insight Scoop got me thinking. Here’s the quote:
One problem with this is that many Catholics do not have a Bible. One of the proposals at the synod was that bishops should try to get a Bible into the hands of every Catholic. Almost everyone has a rosary—why not also a Bible, which contains the Word of God which is a love letter addressed to each one?
Here are my thoughts:
- Is it really true there are more rosary-owning Catholics today than Bible-owning? Think about it. Consider regular churchgoers plus less regular plus C&E Catholics. Do you think Catholics in the First World are more likely to have a Bible than those in the Third? Does it vary from nation to nation?
What would be your assessment of Catholics on this, among people you know, in your parish, in your nation, in the church at large: more rosary owners than Bible owners? Which of course begs the next question: what about users?