launched its Catholic Bible search engine yesterday. It’s the first complete Catholic Bible available online for keyword search. The translations, in both English and Spanish, have been approved by the Vatican.

The Bible search is social-media friendly. It lets users share Bible passages on popular social media websites. Chapters of the Bible can also be downloaded, and a Bible search widget can be added to users’ own websites or blogs (information is available here).

“This tool aims to help the faithful in their biblical studies and to facilitate Scripture sharing,” said Rosalia Tenorio,’s director.

The project was funded in part by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Bible reading, anyone?