Category Archives: Dei Verbum

Dei Verbum 26

Concluding Dei Verbum, the bishops give one final pep talk for us: In this way, therefore, through the reading and study of the sacred books “the word of God may spread rapidly and be glorified” (2 Thess. 3:1) and the … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 25

This section prescribes reading (first) and study (second) for clergy and other leadership: Therefore, all the clergy must hold fast to the Sacred Scriptures through diligent sacred reading and careful study, especially the priests of Christ and others, such as … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 24

Word plus tradition: a foundation on which to build: Sacred theology rests on the written word of God, together with sacred tradition, as its primary and perpetual foundation. By scrutinizing in the light of faith all truth stored up in … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 23

This section affirms the value of studies in Patristics and liturgy as well as the Biblical studies that preceded the council. Why? Not necessarily for knowledge’s own sake, but for the pastoral aim of enlightenment, strength, and love on the … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 22

This section opens out with the hallmark Vatican II statement on the Bible: Easy access to Sacred Scripture should be provided for all the Christian faithful. That is why the Church from the very beginning accepted as her own that … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 21

Now the council bishops turn to a final chapter, “Sacred Scripture In The Life Of The Church.” Let’s read it: The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord, since, especially in … Continue reading

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Dei Verbum 20

Nothing surprising here: Besides the four Gospels, the canon of the New Testament also contains the epistles of St. Paul and other apostolic writings, composed under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, by which, according to the wise plan of … Continue reading

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