With respect to recent (and not so recent) posts in this blog on Verbum Domini, a reader, Susan, sent in a link to an article concerning a talk by Cardinal Marc Ouellet in Spain in which he discussed Verbum Domini and a "crisis" with respect to the study of the Bible. The article cites him as saying:
"It would seem that, in the name of secularism, the Bible must be relativized, to be dissolved in a religious pluralism and disappear as a normative cultural reference."
However, the prelate affirmed, "the crisis has also penetrated the interior of the Church, given that a certain rationalist exegesis has seized the Bible to dissect the different stages and forms of its human composition, eliminating the prodigies and miracles, multiplying the theories and, not infrequently, sowing confusion among the faithful."
Read the rest of the article here.
Cardinal Ouellet sees the crisis both inside and outside the Church. Do you agree with him that there is such a crisis, and if so, is it both outside and within the Church?
John W. Martens
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