nihil obstat and Imprimatur
(07-11-2013, 12:38 PM)little_flower10 Wrote: I have a book that has the Imprimatur from the local Bishop and another Imprimatur for the translation but no Nihil Obstat. I saw several other books like this. I am wondering why do they only have of them, especially since the Imprimatur is the final one? the books contain private revelations- what does the imprimatur mean in this case? thanks!

What book is it, if you don't mind my asking? The requirements of prior censorship from the 1983 code:

"Can. 823 §1. In order to preserve the integrity of the truths of faith and morals, the pastors of the Church have the duty and right to be watchful so that no harm is done to the faith or morals of the Christian faithful through writings or the use of instruments of social communication. They also have the duty and right to demand that writings to be published by the Christian faithful which touch upon faith or morals be submitted to their judgment and have the duty and right to condemn writings which harm correct faith or good morals.

§2. Bishops, individually or gathered in particular councils or conferences of bishops, have the duty and right mentioned in §1 with regard to the Christian faithful entrusted to their care; the supreme authority of the Church, however, has this duty and right with regard to the entire people of God.

Can. 824 §1. Unless it is established otherwise, the local ordinary whose permission or approval to publish books must be sought according to the canons of this title is the proper local ordinary of the author or the ordinary of the place where the books are published."

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nihil obstat and Imprimatur - by little_flower10 - 07-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Re: nihil obstat and Imprimatur - by Scriptorium - 07-12-2013, 10:09 AM
Re: nihil obstat and Imprimatur - by Cetil - 07-17-2013, 08:26 PM

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