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Old 4th February 2009, 01:51 AM
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That was a decision of the temporal authority, which is superceded by the current Canon Law. There is currently no such anathema for printing and publishing books of Scripture without approbation.
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Old 4th February 2009, 02:05 AM
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There are a number of reasons that I am disregarding this Canon.

One problem is that the USCCB committee (for the approval of Scripture translations) has given approval to numerous Protestant translations, inclusive language translations, and loose translations of the Bible. These are the types of translations that the Bishops should be cautioning the faithful against. When asked to review the RSV-CE2, the committee declined to do so, giving the edition its approbation (approval without review). At this point in time, approval by this committee is more of an indication to the faithful that such a translation should be avoided. In fact, most of the translations approved by the committee have followed translation principles in direct contradiction to the 1995 Vatican norms for Bible translations written by then Cardinal Ratzinger.

Perhaps they are doing this under the authority of this Canon:

Can. 825

2. With the permission of the conference of bishops, Catholic members of the Christian faithful in collaboration with separated brothers and sisters can prepare and publish translations of the sacred scriptures provided with appropriate annotations.
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Old 4th February 2009, 12:41 PM
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Perhaps they are doing this under the authority of this Canon:

Can. 825

2. With the permission of the conference of bishops, Catholic members of the Christian faithful in collaboration with separated brothers and sisters can prepare and publish translations of the sacred scriptures provided with appropriate annotations.

No, that canon applies to Catholic translations, like the NAB, in which some of the translators are Protestant.

Pontifex, you are giving too much weight to the temporal authority, and not enough weight to the Gospel.

It is harmful to the faithful for the committee to approve of translations that are:
1. translated contrary to Vatican norms
2. lack the Deuterocanonical books/verses
3. use extensive inclusive language, contrary to Vatican norms
4. are so loosely translated as to show a disregard for the inspiration of Scripture
5. are translated solely by Protestants

If I had translated the Bible in a way that would please the committee, it would have been a sin against God.
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Old 4th February 2009, 11:50 PM
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Thanks Ron, perhaps it is my legal background that tends to come out.
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