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Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization, celebrates Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Jan. 24, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media

Vatican archbishop: Turn off your phone and open the Gospel

Jan 24, 2021

A Vatican archbishop urged Catholics to turn off their cell phones and open the Gospel instead as he celebrated Mass... Read more


Vatican’s liturgy congregation stresses importance of Sunday of the Word of God

Dec 19, 2020

The Vatican’s liturgy congregation issued a note Saturday encouraging Catholic parishes around the world to celebrate the Sunday of the... Read more

Word on Fire Bible. Photo courtesy of Word on Fire.

‘A Cathedral in print’: Word on Fire Bible combines scripture, commentary, sacred art

Oct 15, 2020

By Mary Farrow

Michael Stevens and Nicolas Fredrickson are good friends who meet weekly for Bible study.  Read more

Saint Jerome Writing, a painting by Caravaggio, dated to 1605–06. Public domain.

Pope Francis: St. Jerome gave ‘uncompromising witness to the truth’

Sep 30, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Wednesday highlighted the life and figure of St. Jerome in an apostolic letter for the 1,600th anniversary of... Read more

Scene in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Portland July 25, 2020.

Analysis: Was a stack of Bibles burned in Portland, or was it fake news?

Aug 12, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Dozens of news stories from Aug. 1 repeated a claim by a Malaysia-based journalist that “a stack” of Bibles had... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass on the first Sunday of the Word of God Jan. 26, 2020.

Pope Francis: Keep a Bible close to you for daily inspiration

Jan 26, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis preached Sunday about the life-changing power of God’s word in Scripture, encouraging everyone to keep a Bible close... Read more

Pope Francis kisses a child at the general audience on Oct. 10, 2018.

Pope Francis: Every human has an irrepressible dignity

Jan 24, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis emphasized the importance of each person’s dignity Friday in his message for World Communications Day.  Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Sept. 25, 2019.

Pope Francis institutes day to promote knowledge and love of scripture

Sep 30, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Monday declared the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time to be the Sunday of the Word of God in... Read more


Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

May 8, 2019

A Bible once carried by a World War II prisoner of war is the center of a legal fight at... Read more

Manila Cathedral.

The most commonly read book in the Philippines? Survey says: the Bible

Dec 18, 2018

A recent survey found that the Bible is the most frequently read book in the Philippines.  Read more

Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

Aug 29, 2017

Missing for more than 1,500 years, the earliest known Latin commentary on the Gospels has been rediscovered at the Cologne... Read more

Flooding devastated parts of Peru in March and April 2017.

They lost everything in Peru's floods. Now they're asking for Bibles.

Apr 25, 2017

Archbishop José Antonio Eguren of Piura and Tumbes, Peru visited the inhabitants of one of the areas most affected by... Read more

Bible scholar gives inside look at Vatican's Stations of the Cross

Apr 11, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis chose French biblical scholar, Anne-Marie Pelletier, to write the meditations for this year's annual Good Friday Stations of... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 17, 2015.

Do you read the Bible as often as you check your phone? Francis asks

Mar 5, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the first Sunday of Lent, Pope Francis said if we want to fight against the temptation of sin, we... Read more

Nigerian Catholics reflect on mercy: God never fails to forgive

Nov 29, 2016

As the Catholic Church’s Year of Mercy came to a close, a gathering of Nigerians took the time to reflect... Read more

British Columbia's highest court upholds religious freedom

Nov 8, 2016

In a unanimous ruling, the highest court in British Columbia said that a Christian law school could not be denied... Read more

Scripture: It's not just for Protestants, says papal nuncio

Nov 8, 2016

While reading the Bible may be associated with Protestantism in the minds of some, love of Scripture is at the... Read more

New technology unveils contents of ancient Biblical scrolls

Sep 27, 2016

For the first time in centuries, an ancient Biblical scroll could be read, thanks to a computer scanning technology that... Read more

Vacation Bible School is a light in darkness for Syrian children

Jun 21, 2016

For children growing up in Aleppo, Syria, life is anything but easy. In a city devastated civil war, bombings are... Read more


Bible publisher wins permanent victory over HHS mandate

Jul 19, 2015

A Bible publisher based in Illinois has won its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, with a final ruling delivered... Read more