New Haydock Bible just published!
(09-17-2021, 02:56 AM)MagisterMusicae Wrote: Thank you for the information.

I'd note that the document you cite, as well as Canon Law, specifically mention the need for a bishops' conference or the Holy See to approve translations of Scripture. A document like an eBook clearly falls under a public distribution. It needs to be approved, or at the very least, it should have some guarantee, usually by what is called a "Concordat" that it matches the original, and so the original imprimatur still applies. That can be granted by an individual bishop or equivalent.

For instance, nova & vetera, the German publisher, retypeset an edition of the 1962 Breviary and so they went to their local ordinary to get a certification that is printed in each copy. Simply because they scanned and OCRed the original, was not sufficient guarantee that the Breviary was legitimate.

So, I'd just renew my concern that even if this is a word-for-word reproduction, there still is some duty to ensure that what is published is guaranteed to not be heterodox. All it would take is a small error in an otherwise good publication to make it harmful. Scripture is one of the first places heretics introduce errors, as well.

Not saying this eBook is bad. Not at all. Just caveat emptor.

Understand that journals, magazines and electronic publications (such as this forum) also fall under the heading of public distribution.  However, they are not within the scope of the imprimatur. 

Your example proves my point.  The Breviary, which is intended for liturgical use by Catholics AND WHICH IS PRINTED, clearly REQUIRES an imprimatur.

If this eBook were to take printed form, then it would have to be submitted to the Bishop for approval.  

From the USCCB website: 
Quote:In recent history, canon law has not required that church authorization be granted for writings that are to appear in newspapers, magazines, or periodicals.

Quote:Similarly, current canon law pertaining to the approval of books and other
writings within the Latin Catholic Church does not extend to all of the instru-

ments of social communication that are available to advance the new evan-

gelization, such as audio, radio, video, cinemagraphic, television, or other
electronic productions.

Lastly, and I hesitate to mention this; but the NABRE study bible, with all of its shocking notes, as well as many writings by Biblical Scholars like the far-from-orthodox Raymond Brown, have the imprimatur.  That imprimatur does not guarantee you are reading something that is what people on this website would call "traditional Catholicism."  Far from it!  Whoever reads from any kind of religious writing, whether it be THIS website, or journals, periodicals, books, pamphlets, bibles, or what have you,  it is still a REQUIREMENT that the reader be cautious and not lapse into a false sense of security simply because there is an imprimatur.  However, if the local ordinary were to request this eBook bible for examination, I'm sure there would be no problem at all.  The real problem is attempting to lay a burden on the bishop to review something that is not even within the scope of his duties to satisfy excessive scrupulosity.

The intent of this eBook Bible is to revive a wonderful edition of the Haydock Bible, that is rarely if ever seen today, so that it isn't lost forever.  It was formatted and transcribed in a way that would give the reader a real "feel" for what the antique printed copy was like, as was said earlier, including the spelling and punctuation, even some of the original engraved plates.  But unlike the original, is light, easy on the eyes, and portable.

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RE: New Haydock Bible just published! - by billyray520 - 09-17-2021, 08:05 AM

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