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Father Mike Schmitz is the host of "The Bible in a Year" podcast produced by Ascension.

‘The Bible in 10 Minutes’ becomes Father Mike Schmitz’s most viral video in first 24 hours

Jul 11, 2024

By Gigi Duncan

Released on July 9, the video had amassed over 598,000 views just two days later. Read more


Oklahoma mandates that the Bible be integrated in classroom instruction 

Jun 28, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

“The Bible is an indispensable historical and cultural touchstone,” Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction Ryan Walters said Thursday. Read more

Students, faculty, monks, and staff at Belmont Abbey College took part in their first “Cover to Cover” Bible Marathon Reading Event from April 8–12, 2024..

Belmont Abbey College hosts Bible marathon reading event

Apr 26, 2024

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

More than 110 readers took turns standing at a podium reading aloud cover to cover from sacred Scripture throughout the... Read more

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee speaks during the signing of the ELVIS Act to Protect Voice & Likeness in Age of AI event at Robert’s Western World on March 21, 2024, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Tennessee names first English-language Bible translation in U.S. as official state book

Apr 18, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, signed a bill on Tuesday that names the Aitken Bible and nine other texts as... Read more

Trump announced his Bible project on social media during Holy Week, saying he partnered with country singer Lee Greenwood on the initiative.

Trump’s Bible peddling: welcome message or ‘misunderstanding’ about the faith?

Mar 28, 2024

By Daniel Payne, Ken Oliver-Méndez

Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s message touting a patriotic Bible is either seen as a welcome exhortation or a “potentially dangerous... Read more

The new Norwegian translation of the Bible, published March 15, 2024.

A milestone for unity: First Norwegian Catholic Bible edition launched

Mar 15, 2024

By AC Wimmer

For the first time in Norway’s history, the Norwegian Bible Society has announced the publication of a Catholic edition of... Read more

Pope Francis presides over Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 21, 2024.

Pope Francis: Return to God’s word rather than social media’s ‘violence of words’

Jan 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Speaking of the “immense power” that the word of God can unleash in people’s lives, Pope Francis encouraged us to... Read more


Here are 5 Catholic practices to help strengthen your faith life in 2024

Jan 17, 2024

By Diego López Marina

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen... Read more

Pope Francis delivers his general audience address to pilgrims in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Dec. 27, 2023.

Pope Francis: One must never dialogue with the devil

Dec 27, 2023

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis inaugurated a new catechetical series on vices and virtues during Wednesday’s general audience by opening with the story... Read more


Lawmaker warns of Chinese communists changing the Bible

Aug 21, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, shared examples of the Chinese government changing Scripture to serve its goals. Read more

Joel Mathew, left, and Ulf Hermjakob, researchers at the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute.

How AI is helping to translate the Bible into rare languages

Jul 18, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A team of researchers is seeking to put AI to use for a different and more noble purpose — the... Read more

Fox News Sunday anchor and chief legal correspondent Shannon Bream discusses her latest book, “The Love Stories of the Bible Speak: Biblical Lessons on Romance, Friendship, and Faith” (Fox News Books) on The World Over with Raymond Arroyo, May 4, 2023.

Fox News’ Shannon Bream on love and friendship in the Bible

May 13, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Bream, who speaks often and openly about her Christian faith, recently talked with The World Over’s Raymond Arroyo about her... Read more

Teddy Howell, a Michigan third grader, dressed as a priest.

Young podcaster emulates media priest Father Mike Schmitz with ‘Kid’s Bible in a Year’

May 6, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Teddy Howell, 9, is the creator of a new podcast, launched March 12, that helps kids encounter the Lord in... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at his Sunday Angelus address on Jan. 29, 2023.

Pope Francis: The devil uses ‘three widespread and dangerous temptations’ to divide us

Feb 26, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope also offered advice for how to overcome temptations using the Word of God. Read more

Pope Francis confers the ministry of catechist in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis confers lay ministries upon 10 people in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis conferred the lay ministries on the Sunday of the Word of God, a day that he declared in... Read more

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

Are modern Bible translations always better? A Catholic linguist praises St. Jerome’s Vulgate

Sep 30, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Vulgate became the predominantly-used Bible of the Middle Ages and has endured to this day as a translation that... Read more

Fr. Richard Cassidy, professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, dresses in Roman prisoner garb as he holds a copy of his newest book, "A Roman Commentary on St. Paul’s Letter to the Philippians." Fr. Cassidy's eighth scholarly work, the book explores the subversive nature of St. Paul's Letter to the Philippians, which the apostle wrote from behind bars in a Roman prison cell.

Chained, not silenced: Sacred Heart professor's book infiltrates St. Paul's prison cell

Apr 30, 2022

By Dan Gallio

Paul’s epistle to the Philippians, composed in chains and secreted out of his Roman jail cell, is intentionally “counter-slavery” argues... Read more

Pope Francis at the Sunday Angelus March 27 2022

Let’s learn to rejoice like the father of the Prodigal Son, Pope Francis says

Mar 27, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

"God is a Father who not only welcomes us back, but rejoices and throws a feast for his son who... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz is the host of the podcast "the Bible in a Year," produced by Ascension.

Bible in a Year: Have you heard about Father Mike Schmitz's next project?

Jan 7, 2022

By Shannon Mullen

Ascension's hugely successful Bible in a Year podcast started 2022 ranked No. 1 among podcasts in all categories. In a... Read more

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