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Bible and the Church

Spiritual Sense of Scripture

Is the method of interpreting scripture used by the Fathers of the Church and the Medieval monks now obsolete because of the coming of scientific, historical-critical exegesis? Henri de Lubac, following the teaching of Pope Leo XIII through Pius XII and the Second Vatican...

Providentissimus Deus-Leo XIII on Catholic Scripture Study

  To Our Venerable Brethren, All Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, and Bishops of the Catholic World, in Grace and Communion with the Apostolic See. Venerable Brethren, Health and Apostolic Benediction.   [dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]he God of all Providence, Who in the adorable designs of His love at first elevated...

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Papacy & Bible — Pope as Servant of the Word

The teaching authority of the Church, and especially the Papacy, are seen by some as competing with the authority of the Bible. This essay explains the Catholic position that the Pope and all Church authority are under the authority of God's Word coming to...