LEARNPrograms & Retreats
New Bible studies will begin in the fall. Please check back for details.
Chronological Bible Study
What translation of the Bible should I read? If you would like to read the translation we use in Mass, look for the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE). If you are looking for a good translation for in depth study, you may elect to choose the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) or the New Jerusalem Bible.
What makes a Bible a “Catholic Bible”? People often wonder if we read a different version of the Bible than our Protestant brothers and sisters. Every book in a “Protestant Bible” is included in a “Catholic Bible”. A “Catholic Bible” refers to the inclusion of seven, additional, deuterocanonical books (1 and 2 Maccabees, Sirach, Wisdom, Baruch, Tobit, and Judith, as well as parts of Daniel and Esther.) The Church maintains these books have been referenced since the beginning of Christianity and were explicitly approved for inclusion as canon at the Council of Trent in 1546. During the Protestant Reformation, all books not originally written in Hebrew were removed from “Protestant Bibles”.