Archdiocese launch

The God Who Speaks was launched in our Archdiocese at Mass at St Chad's Cathedral on the afternoon of Saturday 30 November, the weekend of the First Sunday of Advent.

Archbishop Bernard Longley was the main celebrant and spoke of the new scripture initiative during his Homily

David McLoughlin, Diocesan Bible Champion for The God Who Speaks, also spoke to the congregation about the campaign


Bishops' Conference of England and Wales: Autumn 2019 Meeting Resolutions

The God who Speaks
The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales are delighted to work in partnership with the Bible Society on The God who Speaks initiative.
 
This encouragement to Catholics to read and engage with the Scriptures is in line with Pope Francis’s recent Apostolic Letter Aperuit Illis, in which he says: “The relationship between the Risen Lord, the community of believers and sacred Scripture is essential to our identity as Christians”.
 
As we begin this new liturgical year, we encourage Catholics to take part in this initiative and to draw daily on the treasures of Scripture. Reading the Bible, in families or as individuals, allows us to hear God speaking in our lives today.
 
Making the Bible available through word, art, drama and film enables wider access to the Scriptures. We are committed to breaking down barriers to the Word by creating different formats and contexts through which Catholics can engage with it.
 
God speaks through his Word, the Bible, and through the Word make flesh – Jesus Christ. Our desire is to see more Catholics discovering the beauty and significance of Scripture at all times and in all places.
 
This initiative is being formally launched in dioceses with a special celebration of Evening Prayer (Vespers) on Advent Sunday (1st December 2019) in the Cathedrals.