... the audio Bible that is. It's interesting to note that protestants separated from Catholic church over (among other things) the ability to translate the Bible into a nation's mother language. Yet today, we now have the Catholic church working together with a Protestant non-profit that has translated the Bible into 565 languages reaching more than 5 billion people in more than 185 countries.
So far more than 50 different parishes have signed up to listen through the entire New Testament, which represents more than 160,000 Catholics.
“The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has planned an extensive Bible engagement effort for 2009 called Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. Faith Comes By Hearing’s 40-day Bible listening is a big component of their outreach,” said Jackson.
“I believe Cardinal DiNardo’s support of this Bible listening program is an invigorating demonstration of his leadership to Pope Benedict’s declaration of 2009 as The Year of God’s Word,” said Jackson. “His active encouragement of this program is giving many Catholics new opportunities to study the sacred Scriptures, deepen their faith and increase their knowledge of God’s Word.”
For Christians - Catholics and Protestants alike - what are your thoughts on the these two sects of Christianity mending those bridges that were burned so long ago?
I think its a positive step and that all Christians should unite and push for the common goal of getting the word out rather than fighting amongst themselves about doctrine/translation and other dividing factors that push people away from the Christian belief. Fighting amongst believers only furthers the non-believers thoughts about hypocrisy in Christianity.
Answer by amazinggrace83 at 12:57 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
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Answer by adnilm at 11:33 PM on Jul. 6, 2011
Wait, wait .... are you an Irish Catholic ... maybe we could "duke it out" in the pub.
>>> Nah, I'm French Canadian and Swedish. I could slap you around with a fish, like the Swedish chef does
Answer by adnilm at 1:18 AM on Jul. 7, 2011
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