The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have conferred and decided to release a new version of the official English-language Catholic Bible.  And that edition is completely scrubbed of all references to BOOTY.

Now, when the Bible says booty, it's not in reference to, like, the hottest ladies in Jerusalem.  It uses "booty" the way that we think of pirates using the word "booty", to refer to the riches you get from war.

But, to the Catholic bishops, "booty" is too evocative in the modern buttock context…so it's been replaced with the word "spoils."

There are plenty of Catholic Bibles in English (at least a few dozen) and, for now, the booty dropping is only happening in the bishops' official version, the New American Bible.

This new version comes out next week on Ash Wednesday.

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