As you follow the world Synod of Bishops on Scripture at the Vatican this month, here are two Web sites that might be worth your time:
– On our synod page we’ve posted a link to a new slideshow of photos by David Maung, who spent a day inside a Mexican prison following the ministry of the Missionary Servants of the Word. As one of the captions in the photo slideshow notes, nuns from the Missionary Servants offer Bible study several times a week to the prisoners. We hired David to illustrate a synod-related story on how organizations like the Missionary Servants of the Word might be an example for the church as it seeks to find fresh ways to make the Bible important in Catholics’ lives.
– Chris Gunty, associate publisher of the Florida Catholic, which serves most of Florida’s dioceses and its one archdiocese, has launched a new blog on the synod aimed particularly at “what the synod means to you and me.” The latest post (as of this writing) tells how one parish found blessings for its members by organizing a way for the parish to read the Bible in manageable chunks rather than all at once.