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Catholic Bible Translations

Q. We have so many modern Catholic translations of the Bible in English to choose from. Which one do you recommend?

A. Each version has its particular strengths and weaknesses, with regard to both the translation and the notes and commentary provided. Anyone who has ever been involved in translation of a text knows that the process is sometimes inexact and subjective. And the quality of the notes and commentary depends both on the scholarship of the editors and commentators and on their faithfulness to the teaching of the Catholic Church. For these reasons, I recommend that if you use one version m