Washington, D.C. – In honor of National Bible Week (November 18-24, 2018), the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) announces the awarding grants in the amount of $60,844 for three projects that support the goals of the CCD to promote Catholic biblical literacy and Catholic biblical interpretation.
Funding for these grants comes from the royalties received from the publication of the New American Bible and its derivative works which the CCD develops, publishes, promotes, and distributes.
The three projects sponsored by the CCD are as follows:
- $1,240 to Robert D. Miller Il for travel and research related to his work on “Orality and Old Testament Law.”
- $42,000 to Ahida E. Pilarski and the Asociación Bíblica Argentina to support an international conference on the 80th anniversary of the journal Revista Biblica.
- $17,604 to Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P. and the Bible in Its Traditions Program to fund research apprenticeships for three students at the École biblique in Jerusalem.”
The CCD works with the Catholic Biblical Association (CBA) to offer these grants accepting applications only from the CBA, including the organization itself, its designees, and its active and associate members. In fidelity to Dei Verbum, the CBA’s purpose is to promote scholarly study in Scripture and related fields by meetings of the association, publications, and support to those engaged in such studies. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Administrative Committee comprises the membership of the CCD.