In preparation for the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation in April 2023, we invite all members and friends of our Federation to pray for God’s blessing, the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and the intercession of Mary, the Mother of the Word, for all its regions and their activities.
The intention for this month you can find here:
The North American region includes Canada and the United States. The Catholic Biblical Federation is not well known in the subregion and has been mostly inactive in recent years. While the region is blessed with substantial resources for biblical pastoral ministry, funding for these efforts and outreach remains difficult. Most dioceses do not have a biblical department, and neither do the US and the Canadian episcopal conferences.
An additional challenge is a diminishing attendance at weekly Masses, with an increasing number of people self-identifying themselves as spiritual, but not religious. In this environment, it is challenging for biblical pastoral agencies to reach Catholics and others in an effective way. A noteworthy recent initiative in the region is the creation of “Friends of the Catholic Biblical Federation” association, to promote biblical pastoral ministry and raise funds the Federation’s mission.
On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly we've presented the reality and future perspectives of the North America Region in the interventions of some representatives of the institutions that compose it.
From November 15–21, 2015, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops invites families, parishes, schools, and other Catholic groups to participate in a National Bible Week in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, Dei Verbum.
On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly we would like to present the reality and future perspectives of the CBF North America Region in the interventions of some representatives of the institutions that compose it. All of them are committed to witnessing a focus on biblical formation and biblical animation of pastoral care in this area of the world.
IBICLA, Instituto Bíblico Claretiano responds to the great need to feed the Spanish-speaking people living and working in North America with the Word of God.
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