Bible Group Looks at Hispanics and Scripture

The American Bible Society, together with the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, sponsored “Camino a Emaús: The Word of God and Latino Catholics” from July 30 to Aug. 1 at the University of Notre Dame. The conference addressed expanding the successful Lectio Divina Scripture study program for Hispanic Catholics already in use in several archdioceses. In his opening address, Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., stressed the importance of the enterprise for the church in the United States by noting that the Hispanic Catholic community provides a foretaste of what the U.S. Catholic Church will look like in 30 years. Quoting from the proceedings of the Synod on the Word of God, Cardinal George also reminded the conference participants of the importance not only of their meeting but of the larger moment for the church: “The Synod wishes to promote an inspired rediscovery of the Word of God as a living, piercing, and active force in the heart of the Church.”

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