Monday, November 15, 2010

Verbum Domini: Pope Benedict XVI exhorts us apostolically on the Word of God!

Deacon Keith Fournier begins his November 14 article on the release of Pope Benedict XVI's apostolic exhortation "Verbum Domini" in a way that makes me want to read the rest of the article and the entire exhortation itself! He begins:

Verbum Domini is Masterful, Mystical, and Missionary. What is clear from beginning to end is that the current occupant of the Chair of Peter is a theologian of the highest order. He must have delighted his many students as 'Professor Ratzinger'. This exhortation gives us all a chance to join them and be taught by this extraordinary Pope. With the skills of an excellent teacher, Pope Benedict XVI takes the reader through one of the finest presentations of the Catholic teaching on the Sacred Scripture I have read.

Read the rest of Deacon Fournier's article.

Or jump right to the text of "Verbum Domini" itself. Caution - it's not for the faint of heart, being 194 pages of text followed by a nice index. Deacon Fournier printed it out, put it into a 3-ring binder, and keeps it next to his "prayer chair".

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