See this online ebook:
- Confraternity Bible: New Testament and Supplemental Commentary; featuring The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: a Revision of the Challoner-Rheims Version (1941), also known as The New Testament, Confraternity Edition, and its companion work by the Catholic Biblical Association, A Commentary on the New Testament (1942). May be read online on this page of Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine (28 December 2017 snapshot of the sadly defunct website Confraternity Bible), which states: “This transcription was made with the understanding that the original copyrights for these two works were not renewed and that they have since entered the Public Domain.”
- [N.B., Although there are other editions of the Confraternity Bible online, we have not indexed links to them as we are uncertain of their copyright status.]
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“Then there are other assailants of Holy Scripture who misuse principles… in order to overturn the fundamental truth of the Bible and thus destroy Catholic teaching handed down by the Fathers… They refuse to allow that the things which Christ said or did have come down to us unchanged and entire through witnesses who carefully committed to writing what they themselves had seen or heard…; yet of it one wrote: “He who saw it has borne witness, and his witness is true; and he knows that he tells the truth, and you also may believe” (Jn. 19:35).” (Pope Benedict XV, Encyclical “Spiritus Paraclitus”, 26-27)
“Those divinely revealed realities which are contained and presented in Sacred Scripture have been committed to writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. For holy mother Church, relying on the belief of the Apostles (…), holds that the books of both the Old and New Testaments in their entirety, with all their parts, are sacred and canonical because written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author and have been handed on as such to the Church herself.” (Second Vatican Council, Dogmatic Constitution “Dei Verbum”, 11)