VATICAN CITY, 8 SEPTEMBER 2005. This morning near the Press Gallery of the Holy See, Cardinal Walter Kasper, pontifical Head of Council for the Promotion Christian Unity, introduced the international Congress " The Scriptures in the life of the Church " (Rome, September 14-18).

This meeting is organized by the Federation and Pontifical Council as part of the 40th Anniversary of Vatican Council IIs Constitution Dei Verbum on Divine Revelation.

Note: This document and the implementation of its plan for the Church has been a very important part of Archbishop Gervais ministry. The scripture study called Journey was in fact part of the response of the Canadian bishops to the challenge of Dei Verbum. Although much has been done to increase the love and the study of the Word of God much remains to be done. Perhaps it is time for all parishes to reconsider the role of bible study in the parish.