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


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?

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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.

The Bible tells me so

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Article Environment Scripture and Theology
  
The Good Book is full of passages to inspire environmental action.

Promise of the Promised land

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Article Scripture and Theology
A few months after Israeli soldiers deported the men of his village, 9-year-old Elias Chacour climbed the hills of Galilee to talk to his friend and champion, Jesus.

He imagined Jesus at the Mount of Beatitudes and contemplated what Jesus' words meant. "Do you want us to be your lips and hands and feet-as Mother prays-to bring peace again? If that's true, you can use my hands and feet. Even my tongue," Chacour remembers in his book Blood Brothers (Chosen Books).


The greatest story never foretold?

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Article Saints, Feasts, and Seasons Scripture and Theology
"For a child has been born for us, a son given to us... he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." These lines from Isaiah 9:6 are some of the most recognizable of the scriptures we hear at Christmastime in the Catholic Church. But was Isaiah really talking about Jesus of Nazareth?

 


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