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Verbum Domini

Yesterday was Sunday of the Word of God. When Pope Francis instituted the day he wrote, “It is fitting that the life of our people be constantly marked by this decisive relationship with the living word that the Lord never tires of speaking to his Bride, that she may grow in love and faithful witness.” We celebrate this by offering Catholic Bibles for only $0.99 for the rest of the week.

We also commend to you Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology, a collection of essays by leading Catholic Bible scholars and theologians on Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict XVI’s 2010 apostolic exhortation. Pope Benedict challenged the Church to keep theology firmly rooted in the study of Scripture. The essays collected in this book respond thoughtfully and concretely to that charge, together demonstrating that exegesis is essential to the theological task and to faith for scholars, students, and the broader Church.

Scott Carl ends his introduction to the volume thus:

Quoting his own intervention at the synod, Pope Benedict XVI said, “[W]here exegesis is not theology, Scripture cannot be the soul of theology, and conversely, where theology is not essentially the interpretation of the Church’s Scripture, such a theology no longer has a foundation” (Verbum Domini 35). Such a union of exegesis and theology is crucial if we are to teach seminarians that “[t]he study of Scripture ought to lead to an increased awareness of the mystery of divine revelation and foster an attitude of prayerful response to the Lord who speaks,” words that Pope Benedict XVI wrote explicitly to address the needs of candidates for Holy Orders (Verbum Domini 82). This volume seeks to address such fundamental challenges directly and practically, helping to form priests who will not only know Sacred Scripture and how to work with it in an exegetical classroom but also find in it a source of renewal for their vocations and offer well-grounded spiritual insight for the good of that portion of Christ’s flock entrusted to their care.

Carl, Scott. 2015. “Introduction.” In Verbum Domini and the Complementarity of Exegesis and Theology, edited by Scott Carl and Christopher J. Thompson, xvi. Catholic Theological Formation Series. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

The Best of Benedict XVI

March is a month of tournaments, and every year we host our own Catholic tournament, March Matchups. This month the works of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI face off against each other to find the best.

We’ve pitted 32 resources against each other to compete for your votes. Pick your favorites, cast your votes, and save up to 50%—your vote determines the discount.

Winning resources advance to the next round; the more rounds they win, the deeper the discount.

Vote now on your favorites!

On the Anniversary of Anglicanorum Coetibus

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI established the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter 11 years ago with the promulgation of Anglicanorum Coetibus. To help fulfill the Pope Emeritus’ call for “formation in Anglican patrimony” of the faithful, we put together special Ordinariate collections.

Why did Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI promulgate Anglicanorum Coetibus? He responded to the petitions of Anglicans moved by the Holy Spirit to be in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church, and his response to those petitions sought to heal the wounds in the Body of Christ:

Every division among the baptized in Jesus Christ wounds that which the Church is and that for which the Church exists; in fact, “such division openly contradicts the will of Christ, scandalizes the world, and damages that most holy cause, the preaching the Gospel to every creature.”

Anglicanorum Coetibus

On this anniversary Anglicanorum Coetibus we join our brothers and sisters of the Ordinariate in celebration and prayer.

Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us!

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