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The Liturgy of the Hours, the Mass, and other things.

New American Bible

Posted by universalis on 24 July 2009

After many months of negotiation and thorough proof-reading, we are now able to provide the New American Bible texts for the readings at Mass, with the permission of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

For copyright reasons the NAB texts are not viewable on the Universalis web site. They are included in all the Universalis downloads and in the Universalis application for the iPhone.

Liturgy of the Hours: the Scripture readings continue to use the Jerusalem Bible only.

Readings at Mass: If you are using one of the USA local liturgical calendars, you have a choice between the Jerusalem Bible and the New American Bible. In most versions, this choice appears on the Calendars page that lets you select the local calendar. In the iPhone application, there is a separate Settings page that lets you choose your translation.

4 Responses to “New American Bible”

  1. Cal said

    NAB only for the Mass readings? Is NAB an option for the Liturgy of the Hours as well? I like the new software download. Simple and sweet. Bravo and blessings to your apostolate.

  2. William said

    NAB? Sorry, this is nothing to rejoice about for me. How about the RSV-CE – please, I beg you

  3. pat sammon said

    thank you so much for your wonderful apostolate and website. for the first time i have been able to pray the full prayer of the church, and because of not looking it all up on different pages, it is much more free of distractions, i really feel that using my pc for this each day wil enable me to use it for more of gods work
    god bless you
    our lady of guadalupe and english martyrs pray for us

  4. Pasquale Iero said


    I’ve just had a discussion about Universalis, and I was wondering if you could help me.
    I read the readings of the Mass are approved by the US conference of Catholic Bishops, what about the liturgy of hours, are texts and the final composition of them approved as well?

    Thank you.

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