Catholic Treasures Is Putting Out a Hardback Haydock!

I've been studying the Bible, (mostly the New Testament) for several years now. Over the years I've used various commentaries and other sources to help me in apologetics and general scriptural study but none has been quite as useful as the Haydock Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible. There is extensive commentary for nearly every verse in the Bible!

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Catholic Treasures says of its Haydock Bible: "The crown jewel of all publications by Catholic Treasures is the magnificent reprint, photographically reproduced from a very large old Bible first printed in 1884. The commentary covers from one-third to one-half of the space of every page and was selected by the highly respected Father George Leo Haydock. Throughout the 1800's the best known Douay-Rheims Bibles were known as "Haydock's Bibles" because of the powerful footnotes or commentary that was selected by Fr. Haydock to help the faithful to understand Scripture according to the mind of the Church. The Haydock commentary in this edition was taken from a Bible originally printed in 1812 and includes the Saints who were given the title "Father of the Church" because of their outstanding writings explaining Holy Scripture. Fr. Haydock also included notes from other eminent scholars which soundly refute Protestant errors on various passages from the Bible which give important historical explanations to help every reader to better understand God's Holy Word. This edition of the Douay-Rheims Old and New Testaments contains a Bible Dictionary which is Illustrated."

There is currently available a flexible leatherbound edition on sale for $99. But since the Bible is so large, handling it with the flexible cover can be rather cumbersome. But Catholic Treasures is putting out a leather hardback edition. It is on sale (pre-publication) for $150. After publication it will cost $195. But it is so worth it! Never have I come across so valuable a tool for helping me to understand sacred Scripture according to the mind of the Church!

You can order the hardback Haydock Bible (and read more about it) here:

So, um, just so everyone knows, I'm not affiliated with the company in any way. I just really think it's an awesome Bible.

x-posted to several catholic communities.

Btw, if this sort of post is not permitted here, please let me know and I will delete it.
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Constant Headbutting

I have come to a horrible realazation... Most of my beliefs contradict each other. I am a big advocate of science and of the Catholic faith at the same time. I argue with people who disagree with science and with people whod disagree with faith. Where do I truly fall? I believe in Evolution, yet I still believe that God created everything. I have come to a compromise on that, believing that God is behind natural selection. But other topics just seem to just completely contradict each other. For every miracle and event in the Bible there is a scientific explanation. Sometimes I wonder, "What if all this is the biggest running joke in History? What if someone wrote a magnificent fiction called The Bible? What if all I believe and trust in is a mere mortals doing?" I hate myself for doubting like this, but there are so many things to consider. My mind is one of reason and logic. I suppose that I have picked that habit up with all my studying. I am in the tenth grade and I am extremely bright, yet I can not come to a conclusion on this matter. I have found it mentally impossible to ponder both the religious and the scientific at the same time. I read my Catechism and then I read my science book. I have discovered that a very religious man once had this problem... Pope John Paul II said (paraphrased) "How could one not believe in Evolution? The facts that support it are overwhelmingly true, and make it the most logical theory available to us. I do not doubt its credibilty or accuracy, but we must still credit the Almighty."

Another issue is gay marriage. If I look at it through a non-religious viewpoint it seem that it should be allowed... two people love each other, they should be allowed to marry and have the rights of other couple whom love each other, right? But then I look at it through a religious viewpoint and see the sin in it. (I am against Gay Union BTW, but I don't disrespect people of that sexual orientation.) Some people have this issue with abortion, but both scientifically and religiously I believe that it is murder.

Sometimes I pray for clarification and for Jesus to help me get it straight, but I have yet to see the truth. I doubt I ever will. I suppose that is just one of the big mysteries of this world that I must ponder while I am here on Earth...
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Baptists & Catholics

The Baptist religion is very different from that of the Roman Catholic faith. Everytime I try to have a religious discussion with someone from the Baptist church, we seem to have a buffer inbetween us. They keep asking "When did you accept Jesus into your heart?" and I reply "He has always been in my heart, you don't have to invite him." Then they ask why we are baptized as babies when we have no choice, and I tell them, "We are just welcomed into the Church. We make a choice in Confirmation to continue living in the Catholic faith, and renew our Baptism." They just don't seem to get that we do not "officially" receive Jesus. Then they get frustrated by the fact that they can't comprehend my faith, and start to ask scornful questions like, "Ok then, why do you pray to Mary? God says he is the only idol you should have!" Then I get mad and start on a long explanation on how we are merely asking her to pray for us. I then say the Hail Mary to them and enunciate the part "Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death." Then they bring up the "saint worshipping" and "worshiping the Pope". I have pretty much given up explaining my faith to them when they ask me about it. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I think I'm going to make pamphlets, so when they ask me I can just hand it to them and not have to waste my breath.
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What Is Religion?

Here's something I posted in my own LJ. Makes you think, doesn't it?

re·li·gion Audio pronunciation of "religion" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (r-ljn)

1. Belief in and reverence for a supernatural power or powers regarded as creator and governor of the universe.
2. A personal or institutionalized system grounded in such belief and worship.
2. The life or condition of a person in a religious order.
3. A set of beliefs, values, and practices based on the teachings of a spiritual leader.
4. A cause, principle, or activity pursued with zeal or conscientious devotion.

Chris·ti·an·i·ty Audio pronunciation of "christianity" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (krsch-n-t, krst-)

1. The Christian religion, founded on the life and teachings of Jesus.
2. Christians as a group; Christendom.
3. The state or fact of being a Christian.
4. pl. Chris·ti·an·i·ties A particular form or sect of the Christian religion: the Christianities of antiquity.

Roman Catholic Church

The Christian church characterized by an episcopal hierarchy with the pope as its head and belief in seven sacraments and the authority of tradition.

Methodist Church

n : a Protestant denomination founded on the principles of John Wesley and Charles Wesley [syn: Methodist Church, Methodists]

Presbyterian Church

Any of various Protestant churches governed by presbyters and traditionally Calvinist in doctrine.

Baptist Church

n : any of various evangelical Protestant churches that believe in the baptism of voluntary believers

Episcopal Church

The church in the United States that is in communion with the see of Canterbury.

Is·lam Audio pronunciation of "islam" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (s-läm, z-, släm, z-)

1. A monotheistic religion characterized by the acceptance of the doctrine of submission to God and to Muhammad as the chief and last prophet of God.
1. The people or nations that practice Islam; the Muslim world.
2. The civilization developed by the Muslim world.

Ju·da·ism Audio pronunciation of "Judaism" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (jd-zm)

1. The monotheistic religion of the Jews, tracing its origins to Abraham and having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Hebrew Scriptures and the Talmud.
2. Conformity to the traditional ceremonies and rites of the Jewish religion.
3. The cultural, religious, and social practices and beliefs of the Jews.
4. The Jews considered as a people or community.

All the same God... why so many different names?

~Rodrigo Daniel Blaise Muñoz Rogers~
~Defender of The Church~
~Order of the Paridisiaca~
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Welcome To "Cool To Be Catholic"

Welcome to my new community. If you would like to join, just ask, I'll add you. This is a place to post just about anything to do with faith, no matter what religion. Just make sure that you don't offend anyone by what you post. Thanks! God Bless!

~Rodrigo Muñoz~