The program was officially released to the public on May 13 by Catholic.net.
The press release noted that this is the first complete Catholic Bible made available for keyword search.
It added that an English and Spanish Bible, both translations approved by the Vatican, are being offered for searching through the program.
The search engine allows users to share Bible passages with their blogs, with Facebook and Twitter, and with other social media Web sites.
It also allows people to add a search widget to their own personal Web page.
The project was undertaken with partial funding from the U.S. bishops’ conference, and with the help of volunteers from a Catholic.net social aid program in Mexico.
Rosalia Tenorio, director of Catholic.net, expressed the hope that this tool will “help the faithful in their Biblical studies and to facilitate Scripture sharing.”
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On the Net:
Bible search engine: http://www.bible.catholic.net/