Covid hasn’t stopped Catholic Church’s “God who Speaks” initiative to encourage greater engagement with Scriptures

The January edition of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales The God Who Speaks online newsletter has been released.

Under the chairmanship of Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham, the Conference’s God Who Speaks initiative is a collaboration between the Bishops’ Conference and the Bible Society to nurture deeper Catholic engagement with the Scriptures.

This months newsletter includes:
JANUARY SCRIPTURE READING
BIBLE RESOLUTIONS
SUNDAY WORD OF THE LORD
THE BOOK OF REVELATION
CREATION COMMANDMENT No: 10
GET THE MOST OUT OF MASS
WOMEN IN SCRIPTURE PODCAST

To sign up to the God Who Speaks monthly newsletter: https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/our-work/sacred-scripture/scripture-working-group-newsletter-sign-up/

The project is being run across all the Catholic dioceses of England and Wales and most diocesan websites have The God Who Speaks resources available. Click here to check out the pages on your diocesan site:
https://www.godwhospeaks.uk/the-god-who-speaks/our-dioceses/

The inspiration for the God Who Speaks campaign lies in the 1,600 anniversary of the death of St Jerome and the 10th anniversary of the Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini (The Word of the Lord) by Pope Benedict XVI.

Initially planned to run through the liturgical year 2019-20 with numerous events planned in dioceses across England & Wales, the Covid pandemic has meant that its focus has had to shift to online interactions.

“COVID has affected hundreds of national and diocesan initiatives and events; diocesan Scripture Tours that had been planned for venues across the countries have had to be postponed,” said Bishop Brignall.

“The wonderful and remarkable mosaic art work commissioned specifically for the campaign entitled Little Bits of God by the artist Pete Codling, has yet to be seen in its full splendour by most of the dioceses, albeit there are two videos of its creation and completion on our website.

“Like so much else, we have found new ways to continue the work of the initiative which is now to run until the Sunday of the Word of God 2022.

“What the lockdowns and Coronavirus restrictions have taught us is that the word of God is not to be silenced, indeed quite the opposite,” said Bishop Brignall.

Story by Joseph Kelly of www.thecatholicnetwork.co.uk

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