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CNN: A Catholic Reads the Bible

Laura BernardiniLaura Bernardini (@laurabernardini) is director of coverage in CNN’s Washington, DC, bureau. She’s a lifelong Catholic but had never read the Bible from cover to cover. For the next year, she’s reading every word, from Genesis to Revelation.

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Here’s an ongoing list of Laura Bernardini’s weekly essays on CNN:

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A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 1: The Genesis

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 2: A Flood of First Impressions (Genesis 1-11)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 3: Get Me Out of Genesis (Genesis 19)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 4: Inspired by an Above-Average Joe (Genesis 37)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 5: This God Scares Me (Exodus)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 6: Going Back to the Roots (Leviticus)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 7: 10,000 Commandments (Leviticus)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 8: Uncomfortably Numbed by Numbers (Numbers)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 9: A Talking Ass Saves the Day (Numbers 22)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 10: God Needs an Editor (Deuteronomy)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 11: Seeking Professional Help

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 12: God’s Promises (Joshua)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 13: Rooting for Ruth (Ruth)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 14: Better Not Call Saul (1 Samuel)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 15: Cruel and Unusual Punishments (2 Samuel)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 16: Praying for the Wisdom of Solomon (1 Kings)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 17: Ahab Goes to the Dogs (1 Kings 16)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 18: If You Feed Them, They Will Come (1 Kings 17)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 19: Pete and Repeat (1 Chronicles)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 20: God’s Blinged-Out Building (1 Chronicles 28)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 21: Different Names, Same Punishment (2 Chronicles 26)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 22: Nehemiah, A Regular Guy With An Extraordinary Job (Nehemiah)

[Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway]

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 23: Calling All Angels (Tobit [NRSVCE])

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 24: Girl Power (Judith (CEB) and Esther)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 25: Two Maccabee or Not to Maccabee? (1 Maccabees [NABRE] and 2 Maccabees [NABRE])

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 26: Halfway to Revelation

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 27: Back on the Job (Job)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 28: Hearing the Music of Psalms (Psalms)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 29: Inside the Fortune Cookie Factory (Proverbs)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 30: Browsing the Airport Bookstore (Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Sirach [NRSVCE])

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 31: From Proverbs to Prophets (Isaiah)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 32: Between the World and the Word (Isaiah)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 33: Jeremiah’s Long-Winded Lamentations (Jeremiah)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 34: Finding Hope in Lamentations (Lamentations)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 35: Baking bread with Ezekiel (Baruch (CEB) and Ezekiel)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 36: Deadlines and Daniel (Daniel)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 37: Prophetpalooza (Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 38: Between the Old and New (Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Zechariah, Malachi)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 39: Under My Roof (Beatitudes (Matthew 5-7) and Matthew 8:1-13)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 40: God Hates Figs? (Matthew 19 and Matthew 21)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 41: Between Faith and Fear (Mark 6)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 42: The Sermon on the Plain (Luke 2 and Luke 6)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 43: Judgment from Beyond the Grave (Luke 16)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 44: Finding Joy in the Gospel (John 15)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 45: For (Saint) Pete’s Sake (Matthew 26 and John 21)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 46: Start Spreading the News (Acts)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 47: A Confession About Confessing (Romans)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 48: Finding Peace With St. Paul (Romans)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 49: Training Body and Soul With St. Paul (1 Corinthians)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 50: Walking In St. Paul’s Sandals (Ephesians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians)

A Catholic Reads the Bible, Week 51: Readings and Revelations (Titus, Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude)

[Also see our blogpost, The Tweetable Pope: Catholic Resources in the Bible Gateway Store]

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