On today’s show, we discuss that big book on the coffee table, the bible.
Looking for a good translation of the bible or commentaries? Check these out:
- The Holy Bible – Knox Translation by Msgr. Ronald A. Knox from Baronius Press. This website has a lot of great classics bound in beautiful hardback or leather with gilded pages and ribbons. Makes great gifts for loved ones! You can also access the complete Knox Bible for FREE at NewAdvent.org.
- Ignatius Catholic Study Bible: New Testament by Curtis Mitch and Dr. Scott Hahn.
- Catholic Study Bible App by Lighthouse Catholic Media. This app is loaded with lots of great stuff including the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible (see link above), the Truth & Life Dramatized Audio New Testament (Endorsed by a Vatican Imprimatur!), and over 140 inspiring Lighthouse talks.
- iPieta. One of the best Catholic apps out there. Includes the bible (Douay-Rheims and Latin Vulgate plus the Haydock Commentary), prayers, church documents, the liturgical calendar with information on the saints for each day, downloadable audio files, and much more!
- Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary, 1859 edition.
- A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (1953) – Old Testament Vol. 1.
- A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture (1953) – New Testament Vol. 2.
- The Great Commentary of Cornelius A. Lapide (Classic Reprint).
Interested in trying out Lectio Divina? Follow the daily meditations of the Order of Carmelites by clicking HERE.
Do you like praying the Psalms? Perhaps the Divine Office is for you. Go to DivineOffice.org for the Liturgy of the Hours, or check out DivinumOfficium.com for a historical look at older versions of the Divine Office. (NOTE: The “Rubrics 1960” option is considered the Extraordinary Form of the Divine Office and is only considered the “prayer of the church” when prayed in Latin. The English translations may be prayed for devotional/private use.)
Do you want hard copies of the Divine Office and are willing to shell out some serious cash? Go HERE for the current Liturgy of the Hours, and HERE for the Extraordinary Form of the Divine Office for you hardcore Latin fans.
Saint quote of the week
“Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ.” – St. Jerome
Dan: Three recommendations this week
- FREE Online Bible Study Courses at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. This is a steal that these courses are being offered for free. Perhaps the only greater steal in the history of mankind was the good thief St. Dismas stealing heaven on the cross. If you like the online bible study courses above, you can find several other great resources on the bible from that website by clicking HERE.
- Three old-school papal encyclicals on the scriptures:
- Providentissimus Deus, Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Letter On the Study of Sacred Scripture, 1893
- Spiritus Paraclitus, Pope Benedict XV, Encyclical Letter Commemorating the Fifteenth Centenary of the Death of St. Jerome, 1920
- Divino Afflante Spiritu, Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Letter Promoting Biblical Studies, 1943
- Treasure and Tradition, The Ultimate Guide to the Latin Mass by Lisa Bergman. Although this book follows the outline of the Traditional Latin Mass, it is jam packed with great information that is valuable for all Mass attenders. Please consider getting a copy even if you do not attend the Latin Mass, as I guarantee you will learn a ton of interesting facts about the Catholic Mass in general.
Challenge of the week
Read the whole bible in a year. Click HERE for a printable PDF file that will show you how to accomplish this.
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