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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


Hit Catholic Bible podcast to launch in Spanish in 2022

Nov 4, 2021

By Kate Olivera

The hit Catholic podcast The Bible in a Year (With Fr. Mike Schmitz) will launch in Spanish Jan. 1, 2022.... Read more

Qumran caves near the Dead Sea. Credit: Tamarah via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Discovery of biblical scrolls shows importance of Greek Old Testament, scholar says

Mar 19, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Israeli archaeologists announced this week the discovery of several new sets of Dead Sea Scrolls— ancient fragments of biblical text... Read more

Catholic Bible in a year podcast with Father Mike Schmitz tops the charts

Jan 8, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

A Catholic podcast featuring a priest reading and analyzing the Bible has been at the top of the Apple Podcast... 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


CDF official: Anthropology and Scripture document is not 'open' to same-sex unions

Dec 20, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

The secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, said Friday that a new document... 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

Pope Francis addresses participants in the international congress promoted by the Catholic Biblical Federation at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, April 26, 2019.

Pope Francis: Bible the 'beating heart' of the Church

Apr 26, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis emphasized Friday the importance of the Bible in the life of the Church, echoing Benedict XVI’s call for... 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

Pope Francis visits a Roman parish, Feb. 8, 2015.

Pope Francis to youth: the Bible can change your life. Now read it!

Oct 23, 2015

The Bible is so dangerous that some Christians risk persecution to have one. But for Pope Francis, its life-changing role... Read more

Pope Francis meets with students in Paul VI audience hall on May 31, 2014.

Pope: the Gospel doesn’t oppress, but frees those enslaved to evil

Feb 1, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis pointed to the authority with which Jesus preached, saying that his words in... Read more

Pope Francis rides through St. Peter's Square before his Wednesday General Audience, April 28, 2013.

Pope: Family needs Scripture to move forward in faith, hope

Oct 5, 2014

By Ann Schneible

“In order for the family to proceed well, with faith and hope,” said Pope Francis to crowds in St. Peter's... Read more

Ancient Biblical texts from the Verbum Domini II Bible exhibit

New Bible exhibit evangelizes through history of scripture

Apr 3, 2014

By Elise Harris

Featuring ancient biblical artifacts from all over the world, the Verbum Domini II exhibition has officially opened at the Vatican,... Read more

Msgr. Frisina speaks with CNA on Nov. 11, 2013

Vatican composer seeks to portray Bible through music

Nov 18, 2013

By Elise Harris

A well-known composer and professor in Rome has revealed his goal of depicting the Bible through musical composition, stressing that... Read more

New Facebook game draws from 'The Bible' TV series

Mar 12, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian game developer has launched a new Facebook game based on the History Channel mini-series “The Bible,” aiming to... Read more