Questions about the Scriptures used during Mass

Do we read from the Bible at Mass? Readings from Scripture are part of every Mass. At least two readings, one always from the Gospels, (3 on Sundays and solemnities) make up the Liturgy of the Word. In addition, a psalm or canticle is sung. These readings are typically read from a Lectionary, not...

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Approved translations of the Bible

USCCB Approved Translations of the Sacred Scriptures for Private Use and Study by Catholics 1983 – Present The 1983 Code of Canon Law entrusts to the Apostolic See and the episcopal conferences the authority to approve translations of the Sacred Scriptures in the Latin Catholic Church (c....

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Understanding the Bible

Approved translations of the Bible By Mary Elizabeth Sperry, Associate Director for Utilization of the New American Bible. The Bible is all around us. People hear Scripture readings in church. We have Good Samaritan (Luke 10) laws, welcome home the Prodigal Son (Luke 15), and look for the Promised...

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