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5/5/2014 (4 months ago)

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Of all the books ever written, the Holy Bible is the most important. From a legal standpoint, it records the foundations of modern law, codified in the Ten Commandments. The Bible tells us how to transact business, how to raise our family, and how to be in the world as we confront its problems. Yet despite the importance and the usefulness of this text, billions of people don't even own one.

Veterans need Bibles for encouragement and hope, especially in the face of conflict.

Veterans need Bibles for encouragement and hope, especially in the face of conflict.

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

5/5/2014 (4 months ago)

Published in Living Faith

Keywords: Bible, YCVF, Pope Francis, donate, call, carry, read


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In all human history, since the invention of the printing press, an estimated 5 billion Bibles have been printed. Yet there are nearly eight billion people living on the planet. And many of those five billion Bibles have been lost over time. The sad result is that millions of people who want a Bible cannot have one.

The Bible is among the world's most influential books. At times it formed the absolute basis for law, and it has long contributed to storytelling. It has reformed criminals, kept people honest, and provided a moral framework for many nations and peoples.

Most importantly, the Bible is a uniquely transformative book, one that changes lives.

Despite this, millions of people are deprived of this gift. We have a mission to put a Bible in the hands of every person on the planet. God created everybody, each individual soul is an expression of His awesome creativity and generous mercy. Why then, should any soul be deprived of his saving message?

As Christians we have a duty to spread the Good News of Christ to the four corners of the Earth. No land is too remote, no person too is young or old, wealthy or poor to receive this gift. Everybody means just that -it means everybody.

So until we have printed eight billion Bibles and provided a copy to every man woman and child on the planet, our work remains undone.

Your Catholic Voice Foundation is answering a direct call from Pope Francis to provide every person a Bible. Pope Francis has also asked all Catholics to carry a copy of the Bible wherever they go, even if it's just a simple pocket edition of the Gospels. He has encouraged us to read the Bible when we have a few spare minutes.

Instead of checking a Twitter feed, we should read a few passages of scripture and reflect. Imagine the transformative power of the Gospel moving within us, if only we make our hearts attentive to God's Word!

Let us grow with one another in the Word. The Bible is the greatest work of humankind, dictated by God and copied by men. Let us share the saving news to make a better world, one saving gift at a time.

You may target your donation to general donations, children, or veterans. The sum is small, the difference huge. Act now.

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Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


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Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for September 2014
Mentally disabled:
That the mentally disabled may receive the love and help they need for a dignified life.
Service to the poor: That Christians, inspired by the Word of God, may serve the poor and suffering.



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