Amazing Catholic Bible Resource!

Thanks to a commentor on this blog, I found this sweet repository of Catholic resources on the Bible. It is a collection of electronic texts to be used with e-Sword (the best free Bible software in the world). You can find this collection of Catholic Bible resources here. It truly is an amazing amount of material: the old Catholic Encyclopedia, the Vulgate, the Summa, the Early Church Fathers, the Catechism, The Peshitta, the Baltimore Catechism, the New Jerusalem Bible, early liturgical texts, Haydock’s Bible, a Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture, a Greek-English interlinear and a Hebrew-English interlinear. The list goes on and on! So go download e-Sword here and then download all these Catholic e-Sword goodies here.

5 thoughts on “Amazing Catholic Bible Resource!

  1. MJ Smith

    If you are looking for Bible Software you should consider the following:
    Biblia Clerus which is offered for free from the Vatican: think Vulgate, Early fathers, Church documents … this resources available continue to grow

    VulSearch which is also free is another useful tool for the Vulgate

    Faith Database which I recommend with a minor concern – there is a wonderful mix of resources available at a very low cost. However, there are two web resources I have never successfully installed. However, the program is still a very good value.

    And, of course, if you want to have very powerful software at your fingertips, Logos has made major strides in meeting Catholic needs … they still have a ways to go but …

  2. Bible Reader

    Here you can download awesome Catholic bible app for iOS . This approved Catholic Bible app comes pre-loaded with the New American Bible Revised Edition – NABRE which carries the Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat from the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. You can also select from 7 other approved Catholic Bible versions.

  3. Horace Friend

    I’m Catholic and started my personal study of scriptures with e-Sword. I knew it wasn’t for Catholics. But as I continue to learn how to use it, I believe that it is one of the best FREE bible study software that’s available. As I started checking out the FREE Catholic versions or alternatives, none can still match it. Probably the best one is Logos but it costs an arm and a leg.

    So I’m very grateful that I found this page of resources for Catholics that can be used on e-Sword. Now I have at my fingertips resources for Catholics and non-Catholics which is great because I have need for a Jewish Bible and I can get that via e-Sword. Thank you very much.

  4. Michael Jacques

    I am the originator of the esnips catholic apolegetics site reference above, The site above has been gone for quite some time.

    You can obtain many of these resources at a new site
    Free Bible software programs that have the ability to be used with Catholic modules either “e-Sword” or “The Word” Both of these programs have a number of Catholic modules available for them. I and few others worked to put them together for use for these programs.

    Catholic commentaries: Haydock, The Great cornelius Lapide Commentary, A Catholic Commentary on Holy Scripture by Bernard Orchard, and St Thomas Catena,

    Catholic Dictionaries, A Catholic Doctrinal Concordance, Catholic Dictionary from 1909, Catholic Encyclopedia from 1908, Catholic Catechism, Lifes of the Sains, Popes Down Through the Ages, Catholic Catechism, Catholic Catechism glossary

    Books, St Thomas Summa Theologia,
    Early Church teachings from those early church Fathers organized by Doctrine,
    Catholic Bible Cheat Sheet, Catholic Catechism index

    Church Fathers: Ante Nicene, Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers of the Church

    Catholic Modules for e-Sword can be found at

    Catholic Modules for “The Word” Can be found at

    Catholic Doctrinal Concordance
    Version 2

    1. Have increased by substantial number of quotes from NT that demonstrates the authenticity of the Deutercannical books that are in the Catholic Bible but no longer found in Protestant Bibles. The original King James version from the 1600’s contained the Deutercannical with some books as part of Bible Study. The Deutercannical books would remain in the King James up until the mid to late 1800″s

    2. Have substantially expanded the Scriptural quotes concerning Mary and Eucharist.

    3. Have expanded to show that Bible does not support Bible Alone as the Sole authority. Instead shows from Scripture that “Sacred Oral Word” and “Scared Written word” (ie. Bible) together with the “Church” is what is taught in Scripture. This had to be true based on common sense alone, since the printing press was not invented till 1500’s

    4. Have greatly expanded that being saved Faith alone is false theology. Scripture teaches saved by Faith, by repentance, by baptism, by Hope, by blood of the lamb, by works of love and and works of obedience. Paul when referencing not saved by works is mentioned in context in relation to the works of the Jewish Law particulary related to circumcision . Christ in Mathew teaches that works of Love are absolutely necessary, Paul tells us that we are save by faith that works in Love

  5. Norm

    It’s quite a bummer that the original site is gone. There used to be another Catholic repository that could be used with e-sword, but I can’t find it anywhere.

    Manually downloading and installing modules is not easy for those of us using Linux and not Windows. If anyone ever sees this and knows of a new Catholic repository, let me know. I’d love to have access to these resources.

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