The Catholic Biblical Federation is a union or an alliance of independent and autonomous organizations. The members of the Federation are of two kinds: a full member is an institution – one per Bishops’ Conference – entrusted by the Conference with the biblical-pastoral ministry in the area of the Conference; associate members are other institutions (like publishing houses, pastoral centers, individual dioceses or religious orders) having this kind of ministry as their priority.
If you are a member of a Catholic organization committed to the biblical pastoral ministry you can request the affiliation of your organization to the Catholic Biblical Federation.
If you are a Bible scholar and you are interested in getting in touch with the Catholic Biblical Federation you can register in the Biblical-Pastoral Association "Verbum Domini".
If you want to financially support the Catholic Biblical Federation you can join Friends of the Catholic Biblical Federation.
Below you will find all the necessary information.
The Catholic Biblical Federation is a network of international and local organizations which in one way or the other are at the service of biblical-pastoral endeavours. Therefore, affiliation to the Federation is a process of institutional order.
Individuals cannot become members of the Catholic Biblical Federation. For individual Bible scholars commited to biblical-pastoral ministry we've created an association of bible scholars, linked to the CBF and called Biblical-Patoral Association "Verbum Domini" (see below).
The leading persons of the international or local organization which in one way or the other is at the service of biblical-pastoral endeavours and wishing to affiliate to the Catholic Biblical federation are asked:
A CBF Full Member is the Catholic organization or office or department entrusted by a national or international Bishops’ Conference, a Federation of Bishops’ Conferences or an equivalent authority, with an official mandate for the biblical pastoral ministry and for the coordination of the biblical apostolate in a particular ecclesiastical territory. Each country may be represented by only one Full Member.
The request for membership is to be addressed to the Executive Committee by the competent national or international ecclesiastical authority.
An Associate Member is any other Catholic organization (like publishing houses, pastoral centers, individual dioceses or religious orders) engaged in biblical pastoral ministry admitted to membership by the Executive Committee.
The Catholic Biblical Federation does not allow affiliation of individuals.
Given the fact that there are many individual catholic Bible scholars engaged in biblical-pastoral ministry and interested in a closer link to the Catholic Biblical Federation, it is being created, under the auspices of the CBF and inspired by the "Verbum Domini" (VD 45; 47) of Pope Benedict XVI, the Biblical-Pastoral Association "Verbum Domini", which will be officially inaugurated during the Biblical Pastoral Congress organized in Rome on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the FEBIC Foundation in April 23-26, 2019.