I have a quick question that I am hoping someone on CAF will be able to answer for me.
I am dating a very nice girl who happens to be a Protestant. We respect each others’ religious beliefs so that’s not an issue. Her birthday is coming up and I purchased her a nice travel sized Bible so that she can always have the Bible with her wherever she goes. Since she is Protestant I obviously purchased her the Protestant version of the Bible. I was thinking it would be nice to have this gift blessed by my priest before I give it to my girlfriend for her birthday but I don’t know if I can or not.
*Would it be acceptable to have a priest bless a non-Catholic Bible? Or is it wrong to have a Protestant Bible blessed since it lacks all of the books that our Bible has? *
If anyone could shed some light on this dilemma of mine soon I’d greatly appreciate it. Also, I would really prefer if you could back up your advice with an official or semi-official Church statement on the matter. Personal opinions are good to have and I will take them into account, but knowing what the Church actually teaches is obviously much better. Thanks.