Proclaiming the Word of the Lord
“The Church is the bearer of Christ’s word to the world down through the ages until the Lord returns. This is why in her sacraments, in her authoritative teaching, in her liturgy, and in the lives of her saints, the Church proclaims the word first entrusted to the Apostles with transformative power. One of the most significant ways in which the Church as the Body of Christ proclaims the dynamic word
– Saint Jerome
“Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ”
Jerome, also known as Jerome of Stridon, was a Christian priest, confessor, theologian, and historian; he is commonly known as Saint Jerome. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin and his commentaries on the whole Bible.
– orally “by the apostles who handed on, by the spoken word of their preaching, by the example they gave, by the institutions they established, what they themselves had received – whether from the lips of Christ, from his way of life and his works, or whether they had learned it at the prompting of the Holy Spirit”
The Gospel was handed on in two ways . . .
– in writing “by those apostles and other men associated with the apostles who, under the inspiration of the same Holy Spirit, committed
the message of salvation to writing”
“The Church “forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful. . . to learn the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ, by frequent reading
of the divine Scriptures.
Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.“