The greatest story ever sold

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Article Scripture and Theology
The Bible comes in every size, color, and translation. But before you get to the check-out line, check out our guide on how to find the one that's right for you.

Don't get lost in translation

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Article Scripture and Theology
Once you've decided to get a Catholic Bible, you're still faced with eight choices. Undoubtedly, some translations will be a better fit than others. Here's some basic background.

New American Bible


Who framed Mary Magdalene?

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Scripture and Theology
How the first witness to Christ's Resurrection was made into a prostitute, and how women today are restoring their reputation.

Don't get lost in translation

By Kevin Clarke| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
Once you've decided to get a Catholic Bible, you're still faced with eight choices. Undoubtedly, some translations will be a better fit than others. Here's some basic background.

New American Bible


Step one: Open the book

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Article Scripture and Theology
My older sister gave me my first Bible when I went away to college. It sat on a shelf in the dorm for months unopened. Frankly I might never have used it if not for the example of my Protestant roommate, who read her Bible every night. I admired her dedication and even envied it. But like many folks, I found the Bible intimidating. I was pretty sure I wouldn't understand it, would find the language confounding and the ancient context alienating. Also I secretly expected to be bored silly.

Step one: Open the book

By Alice Camille| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Scripture and Theology
My older sister gave me my first Bible when I went away to college. It sat on a shelf in the dorm for months unopened. Frankly I might never have used it if not for the example of my Protestant roommate, who read her Bible every night. I admired her dedication and even envied it. But like many folks, I found the Bible intimidating. I was pretty sure I wouldn't understand it, would find the language confounding and the ancient context alienating. Also I secretly expected to be bored silly.

Catholics Read program offers free Bible resources and study program

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Article Scripture and Theology
Catholics Read provides Catholics with supplemental material and a reading guide to understanding the Bible in an effort to help Catholics grow in faith and understanding of the sacred scripture.

Not all roads lead to Rome

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Article Scripture and Theology Vatican
The diverse challenges of a struggling world need local solutions from a flexible church.

Among the theologians of the Second Vatican Council, the name of Dutch Dominican priest Edward Schillebeeckx is surely among the most well-known (and least pronounceable). His works on the church and ministry, such as the pithily titled Ministry and the more evocative The Church with a Human Face (both Crossroad), are marked both by their foresight and their pastoral sensitivity.


Submissive to your husband?

By Sister Bernadette M. Reis, F.S.P.| Print this pagePrint | Email this pageShare
Article Marriage and Family Scripture and Theology Women
Scripture and traditional teachings can get in the way of victims' healing.

That all may be one

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Article Hispanic Catholics Parish Life Scripture and Theology
As a novice, María Elena González wanted to be a "kitchen sister," just like the sister she admired. That was not, however, what was in store for her. Still, she wanted to be with the people, to work in a parish. She did work in Guatemala for a while. Later, she was happy serving the people of Lubbock, Texas as diocesan chancellor when she was called to have a still larger impact: to become the first woman president of the Mexican American Cultural Center in San Antonio.

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