Booty booted from Bible
CATHOLIC bishops have kicked the ‘‘ booty’’ out of the Bible.
The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has ordered a new translation of the Bible.
Now ‘‘ booty’’, a word that sets off snickers in Sunday school, will be replaced by the ‘‘ spoils’’ of war when the newest edition of the New American Bible, the Englishl anguage Catholic Bible, comes out on Ash Wednesday, March 9.
Fifty scholars and translators, linguistics experts, theologians and five bishops spent 17 years on the project.