The procedural guideline has been evolved for granting the imprimatur. The Bible... Readmore
The three regions – Karnataka, Telugu, and Tamil – are creating and circulating bible wallpapers for mobile every day.
An interview was given on Vatican Radio on the profile and the activities of the Commission.
The names of the contact persons of the religious congregations (men and women) for the Bible Apostolate have been collected and a database is created.
In the light of the Circular issued by the CCBI Secretary General the regional secretaries (14 regions) meeting was organized on 20 August 2021. Moreover, the meetings with the regional secretaries with the diocesan secretaries of the North East, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu were held in September and October.
A paper was presented on 21 July 2021 at CBCI Bishops-Theologians Symposium, on Querida Amazonia’s Challenges to Biblical Interpretation in India.
In October two training sessions were conducted for the Divine Word Missionaries (SVDs) of Central India Province, and India Hyderabad Province.
The online retreat was conducted from 18 – 23 October 2021. The retreat was preached by the Executive Secretary. 16 persons participated in it. The recordings are made available on our YouTube channel.
As part of the ‘Read the Bible in Original’ series, the Commission arranged a 30-hour course (July – August 2021) on Biblical Hebrew. 6 students have completed the course and have been awarded certificate.
Insights are being taken from these documents and practical guidelines and proposals are being worked for the implementation at the diocesan, regional, and national levels.
A seminar was arranged for our St. Paul Bible College students in April 2021.
Materials are being prepared modeled after Oratorio Estivo in Italy. The work is supervised by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. John Rodrigues, the Member Bishop of the Commission.
The Emmaus Experience: Catechism for Adults. Vols. I, II, and III, the prospective work by the CCBI Commission for Catechesis, was reviewed for Nihil Obstat.
Posters and liturgical leaflet have been prepared and sent to the regional commissions.
Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman of the Commission made a presentation on the Bible Apostolate in India at the CBF online meeting on 18 June 2021. The CCBI Bible Commission collaborates with CBF, CBAI (Catholic Bible Association of India), BSI (Bible Society of India), and TPI (Theological Publications in India). The efforts have been initiated to collaborate with the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Rome.
The Commission for Bible, in collaboration with Jesuit Chennai Province Commission for Dialogue and Spirituality, is organizing a webinar series (6 lectures from July to December 2021) on St. Joseph. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, the CCBI Secretary General, gave a presidential felicitation on Wednesday, 27 November 2021, at the 4th webinar in the series.
St. Paul’s Publications has asked for nihil obstat for their New Community Bible. A committee has been employed under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Assisi Saldanha, CSSR, to study the text.
Since 15 August 2021. Lectio divina voice-over presentation in English is made available through our St. Paul Online Bible College channel.
The Bible Correspondence Course was initiated on 31 July 2021. About 190 students have registered. This is a two-year diploma program with 24 lessons.
The Commission for Bible co-hosted an online tribute to three eminent Bible scholars who passed away due to Covid-19 - Rev. Dr. S. J. Antonysamy, Chennai,... Readmore
The Bible Commission has launched its Instagram page on 31 May 2021. Since then, it has been distributing Smartphone Posters with a brief Lectio Divina.
In view of the forthcoming plenary assembly Catholic Biblical Federation, Germany, organizes regional meetings, to listen to the Bible Apostolate projects undertaken. Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman,... Readmore
The students of St. Paul Online Bible College benefit from the online lectures held on the last Sunday of every month. The lectures held and the lecturers assisted... Readmore
Review for Nihil Obstat. The Emmaus Experience: Catechism for Adults. Vols. I, II, and III, the prospective work by the CCBI Commission for Catechesis, was reviewed for Nihil Obstat.
The Regional Secretaries’ Meet was held on Thursday, 25 March 2021, at Google Meet. Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman of the Commission, presided... Readmore
On Friday, 5 March 2021, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman of the Commission for Bible, installed Rev. Dr. Yesu Karunanidhi... Readmore