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General Directory for Catechesis (GDC)

The GDC is an essential resource for religious educators, teachers, and catechists. It offers a detailed presentation of the goals and essential elements of catechesis, from its role in the Church's mission of evangelisation, to norms and guidelines for its presentation, to adaptations for various groups and situations.

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Online Bibles and Concordances

Here you will find links to online Bibles and concordances. While we have tried to ensure the suitability of these sites, please be aware that content on third-party websites may not necessarily express the views of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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Verbum Domini

In 2008, the twelfth Synod of Bishops met to reflect on ‘The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church’. Following this time of discussion and theological sharing, Pope Benedict XVI summarised the Synod’s observations in his 2010 exhortation, ‘Verbum Domini’.

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Journeying Through Luke's Gospel - Scripture Resources

In November 2015, to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Vatican II Document, Dei Verbum, a national Scripture conference was held in Manchester. The theme of the conference centred on Luke’s gospel. 

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Parish Study Guide to Promote Scripture

In 2013, a resource was published by the Bishops’ Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis to promote a deeper appreciation of the place of the Bible in the Catholic community in England and Wales. 

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Scripture Working Group

The Scripture Working Group was established in 2011 as part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. The broad aims of the group are: To help network and support existing Catholic biblical initiatives, To promote and encourage new forms of biblical engagement in England and Wales and To identify areas for collaboration and strategic development nationally and internationally.

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Useful Links

Here you will find links for exploring Scripture more deeply. While we have tried to ensure the suitability of these sites, please be aware that content on third-party websites may not necessarily express the views of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

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