Tuesday, February 24, 2009

You've Got The Time Houston

Houston Catholics Begin Audio Bible Listening:
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, recently urged Catholic leaders to get involved in a city-wide Bible listening campaign called You've Got The Time Houston.

Faith Comes By Hearing, the world’s foremost Audio Bible ministry, is coordinating this effort to reach every Houstonian with God’s Word in audio.

Morgan Jackson, international director for Faith Comes By Hearing, says the initial response has been remarkable.

So far more than 50 different parishes have signed up to listen through the entire New Testament, which represents more than 160,000 Catholics.

“The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has planned an extensive Bible engagement effort for 2009 called Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. Faith Comes By Hearing’s 40-day Bible listening is a big component of their outreach,” said Jackson.

“I believe Cardinal DiNardo’s support of this Bible listening program is an invigorating demonstration of his leadership to Pope Benedict’s declaration of 2009 as The Year of God’s Word,” said Jackson. “His active encouragement of this program is giving many Catholics new opportunities to study the sacred Scriptures, deepen their faith and increase their knowledge of God’s Word.”

“His endorsement is an additional encouragement to many leaders from other denominations,” said Jackson.

Already, leaders from more than 100 other Houston congregations from over a dozen denominations have signed up their churches to listen through the New Testament.

Jackson expects that more than one-third of the 3,000 Houston area churches will participate in this Bible engagement outreach.

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