Bible Study resource website launched in Bacolod
BACOLOD – In celebration of National Bible Sunday, the Diocesan Commission on Biblical Apostolate (DCBA) of Bacolod launched on Jan. 27 a new website dedicated to providing resources related to the Bible .
The Center for Biblical Literacy and Education (CBLE) website cble-online.org provides Sunday reflections, updates on events related to the Bible apostolate as well as online Bible study lessons.
Explaining the timeliness of the latest “high-tech” initiative for the New Evangelization, Fr. Deogracias Aurelio V. Camon, Ph.D., director of the Diocesan Commission on Bible Apostolate, said: “We are hoping that through cble-online.org we can provide Bible study materials in an easy-to-understand and relevant manner.”
According to him, the website is an attempt to help the faithful shift through the great number of resources online by gathering credible and useful materials in one portal.
“For this purpose, the CBLE will serve as a kind of a ‘curator,’” he said, “that will select the best resources, crafting them into short but meaningful articles or posts that the registered member of the CBLE can access anytime, anywhere.”
For those thirsting for God’s Word
The priet also pointed out that the website aims to reach out to Catholics who want to study the Bible for free in their own time and at their own pace. “The Center for Biblical Literacy and Education (CBLE) hopes that it can answer the need of those who are thirsting for the Word of God.”
According to the priest, the Bible Project is made possible thanks to a non-profit animation studio from Portland, Oregon, which granted permission to CBLE to embed their animated videos on the Bible study lessons of the CBLE.
The CBLE was developed in partnership with the Philippines Association of Catholic Religious Educators, Inc. (PACRE), which is a professional organization of Catholic religious education teachers based in the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos (UNO-R).
Hoping that this new project will benefit many, the Biblical apostolate director encouraged Catholic teachers, catechists, and those involved in religious education in Catholic schools to use the resources of cble-online.org.
Camon announced that the website is now online while the downloadable mobile application of cble-online.org, for easy access to the site, will be available by February 2018.
Roots of National Bible Week/Sunday
According to the official Episcopal Commission on the Bible Apostolate (ECBA) website, “the annual celebration of National Bible Week for the Catholic faithful held every last week of January became official when President Corazon C. Aquino issued Proclamation No. 44.”
President Fidel V. Ramos’s PP 1067 further strengthened this, recognizing that: “national attention be focused on the importance of reading and studying the Bible in molding the spiritual, moral and social fiber of our citizenry.”
These two Presidential Proclamations were actually an affirmation of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos’s PP 1923 issued Oct. 27, 1979, in recognition of the Bible as “an excellent source of principles for the development of moral and personal discipline”, the ECBA website indicated. CBCPNews