In case you were wondering, dear reader: yes, I am very much aware of yesterday surprise (well, to me) publication of the Apostolic Exhortation Verbum Domini about “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church”. It is the lengthy document which is the result of 2008’s 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The Exhortation is the second from Pope Benedict XVI, following 2007’s Sacramentum Caritatis.
Verbum Domini fits into a lineage of Exhortations and other documents relating to the Word of God, dating back to the the pontificate of Pope Leo XIII in the 19th century.
Time constraints mean that I am slowly working through it, and I intend to post thoughts about Verbum Domini semi-regularly. If possible, I will also provide Dutch translations of individual chapters. Something to look forward to then.