This is the Catholic Public Domain Version (CPDV) of the Holy Bible. It is not the New American Bible(NAB) and thus some parts will be slightly different than the NAB such as the Psalms numbering. The CPDV bible is available online at www.sacredbible.org where you can compare the Psalms numbering. THIS TRANSLATION IS NOT APPROVED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
If you would like an approved version of a Catholic Bible please search on my other bible apps "Catholic New American Bible Revised Edition" or "Catholic All-In-1".
The Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible is a translation of the Sacred Bible, Sixtus V and Clement VIII Latin Vulgate edition. The 1914 Hetzenauer edition of the Vulgate was the main source text. Several other Latin editions were consulted including the 1861 Vercellone edition, the 1822 - 1824 Leander van Ess edition (which compares the 1590, 1592, 1593, 1598 editions of the Sixtus V and Clement VIII editions), and the modern-day Tweedale Edition (London, 2005). The Challoner Douay-Rheims Version of the Bible was used as a guide in translating the Latin text into English. The original Rheims Douai Bible was also frequently consulted.
The sole translator and editor of the Catholic Public Domain Version is Ronald L. Conte Jr. Ron relied on God's Providence and Grace in translating and editing the Sacred Bible. Ron also used various reference texts, in print and in electronic form. Since the Latin editions of the Bible used in this translation are in the public domain, as the sole translator and editor of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Sacred Bible, I(Ron)hereby place the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Sacred Bible in the public domain in perpetuity.
Table of Contents
Song of Songs
Acts of the Apostles
couple of updates.
Ratings and Reviews
Time for previous reviewers to update their opinions. Looks like a lot of the issues have been corrected. I love the philosophy stated in the info section of this app. God's word should be made available to everyone... This translation is easy to understand. I had been seeking the NAB version (which we use at Mass) since the iPhone first came out, but would rather carry around my hardcopy than spend $20 on the existing app. The other Catholic translations were too far from the NAB. This app is the best alternative so far... I appreciate the updates with improvements this app has been making...keeps getting better and better.
Catholic in spirt if not dogma
Folks hit on this for not being "offically" Catholic and I would counter that its the only decent FREE bible on the app store. IMO Jesus would place more importance for a bible that was distributed freely to his flock then a seal of approval....
Editing issues are pretty small, heck I have seen printed bibles with as many or more typos and misprints.
My kids love that I can pop this out and read to them at night. And the older two probably relate more to reading in on the ipod then busting out my ancient family Bible.
I love this app! I'm going through RCIA right now and it makes things easier to find a specific verse and chapter through this app then trying to find where something is, especially being new to the faith. To those inquiring about the font size, if you click on the number next to the "i" in the upper left half corner, then you're able to change the font size - up to 24. it's plenty big enough for me. God Bless.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.