St. Jerome once said: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ.” Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a world renown Catholic writer and speaker, has written a wonderful article addressing the myth that Catholics are discouraged from reading the Bible.
Catholics have four readings from scripture at every Sunday Mass, our parish has numerous bible studies and our children study the Bible in their PSR classes. I encourage you to read this little gem! Please let us know about your experiences with the Bible and how often you study with a group or read it alone. Also, after you read this, please help us answer the questions below.
Catholics and Bible Study: Ignorance of Scripture is not Catholic!
By Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio
There is a myth that we must lay to rest, once and for all–Protestants are all about the Bible, while Catholics are all about the Sacraments. While I can’t speak for my Protestant brethren, I can say this with certainty–the Catholic Church has never tolerated any such either/or. Both Scripture and Sacraments are precious gifts from the Lord, gifts we desperately need and are bound to use.
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Questions to answer after reading the article:
1. Are you part of a Parish based bible study? Why? Why not?
2. How often do you read the bible?
3. How did this article from Dr. D’Ambrosio affect your thinking regarding bible study?