George Ryan blogged this helpful article, “Which Bible Should I Use? A List of Approved Catholic Translations.” George explained how a Catholic Bible needs to be authorized and approved:
To be considered a Catholic Bible, a translation has to both have a nihil obstat (Latin for “nothing hinders” or “nothing stands in the way”), a phrase meaning an official Church certification proclaiming the book is not objectionable on doctrinal or moral grounds, along with an imprimatur (from Latin ‘imprimere’, meaning to “imprint” or “impress.”), a phrase for official approval by clergy, most often the bishop. A translation also have to include the entire Biblical canon.
3 websites were found with lists of approved Catholic Bibles. You’ll notice there are differences as well as similarities in these lists. The ones that are in BOLD indicate they appear in more than one list.
This is the list of Bible versions that are approved for Catholics, according to uCatholic.com:
And according to maybetoday.org, this is the list of approved Catholic Translations:
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