bibleandCCCinayearThe Catholic Church has always venerated the divine Scriptures, and teaches that “Sacred Scripture is the speech of God as it is put down in writing under the breath of the Holy Spirit.” She also, “forcefully and specifically exhorts all the Christian faithful to learn ‘the surpassing knowledge of Jesus Christ’ (Phil. 3.8) by frequent reading of the divine Scriptures. ‘Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ.’” (From the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, nos. 9, 21, and 25)

Many people – whether Catholic or not – have incomplete or even very false understandings of what the Catholic Church teaches. But thanks to the loving initiative of Pope John Paul II and the Bishops of our Church, we now have a universal Catechism which explains what Catholics are to believe in a format that is easy to read and addresses current issues.

By making a commitment of only twenty to thirty minutes a day, you can prayerfully read through the entire Bible and/or Catechism in one year! Use whatever Bible translation you like that contains the entire Canon of Scripture. This guide is divided by month, but you can start at any time.

For a FREE download of CHNetwork’s ever popular guide to reading the Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church in a year, register or login and click “My Journey”.

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16 Responses to Read the Bible and the Catechism in a Year

  1. Fraramlan says:

    I am going to start following this program. Please, keep me in your prayers all of you reading this blog. God bless you

  2. ALG Bass says:

    Are the readings changed at all?

    • CHNetwork_Staff says:

      The design/layout is really the only noticeable difference. Thanks for asking!

  3. Lucia says:

    What a great idea! This is just what I needed to motivate me to read the entire Bible and the Catechism. I’m into my first week and loving it. It only takes 15 minute a day.

  4. Cheryl says:

    Oops! I am way behind and am making every attempt to get back on schedule. I need to know where I should be at this point. Today is July 9, 2013. Please let me know what number I should be at. I guess I could go back and count but I could be reading a lot of Bible in the time it would take me to do that. God Bless.

    • CHNetwork_Staff says:

      Cheryl,
      Thank you for your note. The reading guide is flexible and doesn’t need to be started or completed on any particular day. However, if you began on Jan 1 and want to complete it this year then today would be day 191. Best wishes in your reading commitment!

  5. Todd says:

    It took me a year and a half, but gosh darn it I did it! Just stick with it, and you’ll get through it. I’m actually thinking about starting over. :)

  6. cindy says:

    I cant get this print without parts of it blacked out. Not my printer just this document. Any suggestion?

    • CHNetwork_Staff says:

      Cindy,
      I’m sorry you were having difficulties with the file. It printed fine for us in the office. It prints best on legal size paper. If you still have difficulties with the file, you might wish to order a card-stock copy from the CHNetwork. You may do so by going to our website https://store.chnetwork.org/public/store/product/5003 or by calling the office at 740-450-1175.

  7. Stan B. says:

    I just finished this (Bible only) and am starting it again with Bible and Catechism this time around. What a rewarding experience this was over the past year. This reading program truly yielded spiritual fruit and was manageable. God bless.

  8. ProudCatholic says:

    I hope people will also have this as their goal for 2015. Thank you for this! May God bless us always! :)

  9. Robinson Neumbo says:

    Robinson Neumbo

  10. Cory says:

    This reading plan is great, I just finished it once through and have started over. I rather frequently recommend it to people in RCIA and other catechetical classes that I teach. I would offer one suggestion–perhaps this could be developed into an App that has the readings on it? You could simply pull it up on your device, and the readings of the day would be cued up and ready to go. It would be very convenient for travel.

  11. Ed Graveline says:

    I read both in one year. Took about 20 minutes per night. Very much worth it.



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