(6 Oct 08 - RV) The Synod of Bishops entered its second day today, and began its work
into the study of the Word of God. Pope Benedict addressed the bishops in the Synod
Hall. Speaking about the psalms, the Pope said Whoever builds his life on this reality,
on material things, builds on sand, and that only the word of God is the foundation
of all reality. The Holy Father pointed to the current economic crisis, saying that
we see with the collapse of the great banks that money disappears, and is nothing.
The synod will be meeting for the next 3 weeks. This year’s meeting is notable for
the large number of women who serve as experts and auditors. One of the them is the
American dogmatic theologian, Sister Sarah Butler. Earlier, she spoke to Philippa
Hitchen about her experience.