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Laura De La Rosa wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have searched online, asked the library at the Vatican web site, and asked friends, but I cannot find a solid answer to the following questions:

  • What is the official Vatican approved Bible and study bible for the Catholic religion?

I hope you will be able to help me, seeing I want very much to begin my studies.

Thank you and God bless.

Laura De La Rosa
Corpus Christi, Texas

  { What is the official Vatican-approved Bible and Study Bible for the Catholic faith? }

John replied:

Hi, Laura —

Any Bible that has an Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat is fine. The most common English Bible and the one closest to the Lectionary is the New American Bible.

I prefer the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSV-CE) . . . not be confused with the
New Revised Standard.

I recommend the Ignatius Study Bible. It uses the (RSV-CE) translation, has good solid Patristic notes, and will quote Church documents and Councils in the notes as well.

You should also get a Catechism to go along with any Scripture Study.


Laura replied:

Thank you so very much for this response!!

I am going to go shopping for them today.

God bless you.

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