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As someone raised in the scripture-centered precincts of Evangelical Protestantism who later found his way to Rome, I am particularly susceptible to frustration and shame at the state of the Catholic bible. It's not just the use of terrible translations like the NAB that grates, but also the low quality of Catholic bible printing and the dearth of online resources. I feel envy, holy or not, for the beautiful Protestant bibles that parade across Mark Bertrand's desk.

One of the forces doing the most to correct this Catholic lack is Baronius Press. In addition to their physical bibles, they've now launched www.catholicbible.online, a website that allows users simultaneousy to compare the Clementina Vulgata, the Douay-Rheims Bible (Challoner revision, 1899 printing) and the Knox Bible. See Rorate Caeli for an explanation of its features, and visit the site here. Hurrah for Baronius!

Matthew Schmitz is literary editor of First Things.

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