Roman Catholic Bibles

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  1. OV1kenobi

    OV1kenobi

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    I REALLY don’t this to be any sort of religious screed.

    I am simply looking for a good Roman Catholic Bible. I know that there are many of us on this forum that are Roman Catholic.

    Send me a PM if it may be inappropriate to give a suggestion on a public forum.
     
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  3. OV1kenobi

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    Good luck with that!

    One can find a King James Bible just about anywhere here in the U.S.

    Yes. even in a flea market.

    Oddly, despite the fact that the Church of Rome is arguably the largest Christian body in North America, a good Roman Catholic Bible can’t hardly be found anywhere.

    Definitely not in a flea market.

    I don’t understand why Roman Catholic bibles are so hard to find; especially in English, since the Roman Church is so largely represented here.

    As a Catholic, this is so extremely frustrating.
     
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    catman71 Spewer of TROOF

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    They have them for a dollar at my local “family dollar”
     
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    Hispanic neighborhood? I can see that.

    Perhaps a Spanish version of the Gideon Bible? Nothing at all wrong with thar.

    Please be aware that I am a very well educated, amd desire a true Catholic Bible.

    Maybe the Revised Standard Version (Catholic Edition?).

    I actually wouldn’t mind having the Rheims-Douay Bible.

    Sort of a Roman Catholic version of the King James Bible.
     
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    OV1, Try Ignatius Press on-line. For a good Catholic study Bible I recommend the New Jerusalem version, well annotated with lots of explanatory information.
     
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    Whats the difference between the kjv and roman bible?
     
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    Have you considered just going to a catholic church and asking?
     
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    The Gideons.....
     
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    The more accurate question is what’s the difference between a Protestant Bible and a Roman Bible? The simple answer is there are different books in the Roman Bible that Protestants reject as inspired Scripture. Thus the Protestant Bibles, do not contain said books.
     
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    Any christian bookstore should have one. My preference is the Douey-Riems version.
     
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    vikingsoftpaw DEPLORABLE ME!

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    Seven books were deleted from the Protestant Bible.
     
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    The reason is that the Catholic Church doesn’t want you reading the Bible and interpreting it yourself. That is what the church is for, to tell you what it says. Very dangerous for lay people to think on their own.

    That is what I was taught in a catholic school in Chicago circa 1950’s.
     
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    Ramjet38 Mentally Frozen

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    You can download one online.
     
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    Yup, ever since Martin Luther went off the reservation, the Vatican has been a little touchy about things like that.
     
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    MurrayNevada USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)

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    The Catholic Church has never been a big fan of lay people studying scripture. It was for priests to explain. My children all had twelve years of Catholic education and scripture wasn't a real part of that. They also didn't allow mass in the language of the people until 1962. They were about 400-years behind Luther on the language part.
     
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    Peace be with you.

    The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is approved by the US Counsel of Catholic Bishops. https://www.usccb.org/offices/new-american-bible/approved-translations-bible

    https://www.npr.org/2011/03/06/134307769/U-S-Catholic-Church-Rolls-Out-New-Bible-Translation

    I’ve bought them on Amazon.

    The Word Among Us https://wau.org/ puts out a monthly magazine with the daily readings and a one page homilyish/reflection write up To go with the readings. I believe the catholic reading are on a 3-year cycle so after three years you get through what the church considers important. This is part of my nightly routine.

    Buoyboy
     
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