Sacred Scripture: The Bible
"And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures."
~Luke 24: 44-45
God inspired the human authors of the sacred books. "To compose the sacred books, God chose certain men who, all the while he employed them in this task, made full use of their own faculties and powers so that, though he acted in them and by them, it was as true authors that they consigned to writing whatever he wanted written, and no more."
The inspired books teach the truth. "Since therefore all that the inspired authors or sacred writers affirm should be regarded as affirmed by the Holy Spirit, we must acknowledge that the books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach that truth which God, for the sake of our salvation, wished to see confided to the Sacred Scriptures."
Still, the Christian faith is not a "religion of the book." Christianity is the religion of the "Word" of God, a word which is "not a written and mute word, but the Word is incarnate and living". If the Scriptures are not to remain a dead letter, Christ, the eternal Word of the living God, must, through the Holy Spirit, "open [our] minds to understand the Scriptures."
~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraphs 106-108
Catholic answers topic: Scripture and Tradition
Catholic answers compilation of topics: choose scripture and tradition in drop down box labeled "any category."
Douay-Rheims Bible + Challoner Notes
We like the Douay-Rheims bible translation because it is extremely loyal to the original texts. You can read all about the translation by clicking on the link to the article "About This Douay-Rheims Bible" found on the home page. There are other interesting articles to browse through as well. Enjoy!
Laymen’s Greek & Hebrew Bible Resources for Free
Patheos.com by Dave Armstrong: A list of free Bible resources with direct links to the sources. An excellent resource for laypeople who have not studied Greek and Hebrew, but who would like to delve more deeply into their study of the Bible.
Included resources: Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words, Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon, Wigram’s Englishman’s Greek Concordance, Gesenius’ Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon, Strong’s Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Lexicon, Condensed Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, Marvin Vincent’s Word Studies in the New Testament, A. T. Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament, Keil and Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament, Nave’s Topical Bible, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.