So I read this:
And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.d*
5Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem. 6At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd, but they were confused because each one heard them speaking in his own language. 7They were astounded, and in amazement they asked, “Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?e 8Then how does each of us hear them in his own native language? 9We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites, inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene, as well as travelers from Rome, 11both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs, yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues of the mighty acts of God.”f 12They were all astounded and bewildered, and said to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others said, scoffing, “They have had too much new wine.”g
This is the commentary from the The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE):
d* [2:4] To speak in different tongues: ecstatic prayer in praise of God, **interpreted **in Acts 2:6, 11 as speaking in foreign languages, **symbolizing **the worldwide mission of the church.
Is this what the Catholic Church in the United States believes???
I always took this portion of Acts literally! i.e. the disciple spoke different languages.
What gives? This is the bible endorsed by American Bishops today??