Vatican II

Dei Verbum

30/11/2012 9:34 am

Second Vatican Council: Dei Verbum

Our 'Year of Faith' tweets take a closer look at is Dei Verbum - the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.


Dei Verbum - Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.

Dei Verbum teaches that the Word of God is communicated through Sacred Scripture, sacred tradition, and the teaching authority of the Church, all linked together and guided by the Holy Spirit. The sacred realities are always open in principle to a growth in understanding.

"The Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures just as she venerates the body of the Lord, since, especially in the sacred liturgy, she unceasingly receives and offers to the faithful the bread of life from the table both of God's word and of Christ's body." DV 21

Dei Verbum on the Holy See's official website

Summary texts prepared by the Bishops' Conference Home Mission Desk.