Volume 18, Issue 13
Continuing our reflection on the Word of God (using the Lineamenta for the 12th Synod of Bishops taking place in 2008,) we move now to the matter of the Sacred Scripture itself, and we ask ourselves: What place does the Scripture have in the Church – and specifically in the Archdiocese of Melbourne?
The Lineamenta (available for reading on the Vatican website) poses some questions for the Bishops. Among these are:
• What is the faithful's approach to Sacred Scripture in liturgical and personal prayer?
• What is their understanding of the relationship between the Word celebrated in the Eucharist and the everyday life of the Christian?
• What is the impact of Sacred Scripture in the spiritual lives of the People of God?
• How are various groups (children, adolescents, young people and adults) introduced to the Bible?