[quote="Edmundus1581, post:4, topic:332391"]
Thirded, with a caveat.
This is the modern translation which is regarded as most "literal", in the sense that it translates the words directly without adapting them for current usage. Thus the English can be more difficult to read.
Fourthed, but with a second caveat. If you like informal pronouns (thee, thou, thy, thine) like I do, you might look at the RSV-CE (1st edition, not 2nd edition). I'm using it for a 60-day Bible readthrough and enjoying the translation. It's not difficult to read, in my opinion, at least. But yeah, overall, I'd recommend either the RSV-CE or RSV-2CE for a modern, fairly easy to read, fairly literal translation.
My other advice, and this is more about reading the Bible than choosing a translation. Don't read it cover to cover, and don't even necessarily read every book. If you're reading to to learn more about Catholicism, some books will be more useful than others. John contains the ever-famous John 3:16, as well as the Bread of Life discourse in John 6. Luke contains the fullest description of the Nativity, which would also be good to read. I would also recommend Genesis and Exodus to see how this all began. Finally I would recommend 1 Corinthians, because it includes the Eucharist, the heart of the Mass, which itself is the heart of Catholic worship. On the other hand, you can probably skip some books like Leviticus if you're just reading to learn about Catholicism.