For more than 10 years, my Ictus Win is a world-wide used research software, about
Bible and its interpretation in light of the catholic Tradition and Teaching, with
appropriate theological commentaries and exegesis. The User Interface is available
also for English-speaking users, and some English/American bibles and texts can be
An adaptation of this software is also freely available from the Congregation for
the Clergy web site, “free as a beer” indeed, with a selection of texts in different
languages, including English.
The indexation/database engine of Ictus, which I wrote from scratch, was used to
create some online versions, available on the Biblia Clerus web site or on the french
well-known catho.org platform.
One of the “unique” feature of this new-designed database engine is the ability to
modify and re-index text on-the-fly, and the efficient citation indexation: wherever
you are in the Bible or other reference text (Magisterium, Fathers), you can instantaneously
see all the places where it’s quoted or used. This unique “clever-link” feature clearly
boosts interpretation and study!