DETROIT — During every Sunday Mass, three readings from the sacred Scriptures invite listeners to dive deeper into the life and mystery of Christ.
But while Catholics hear the Scriptures often, many miss out on important truths God wants to teach because they remain unfamiliar with the Bible’s deeper context, including the “amazing interconnections” between its books that point to the eternal truth of Jesus Christ, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron said in a new pastoral note released Jan. 23.
“A Church alive in Christ is a Church whose members love the Scriptures, study them, pray them, and live by them,” Archbishop Vigneron wrote in the note, titled The Power of the Word of God. “As the Archdiocese of Detroit continues to undergo its ‘missionary conversion,’ so that every Catholic may be formed and sent forth as a joyful missionary disciple, I would like to highlight the necessity of turning to the Word of God to equip and inspire us for this task.”
The archbishop’s catechesis was inspired by Pope Francis’ 2019 designation of the third Sunday of Ordinary Time as the Sunday of the Word of God, celebrated this year on Jan. 24.
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