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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

A brief history of events leading up to the publication of the King James Authorised version of the Bible may help to explain why the Catholic Church does not sanction this translation. Mary Queen of ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

This is to address a part of OP's question which does not yet seem addressed in the existing answers. He asks about differences between the KJV and traditional Catholic Bibles, and whether the KJV was ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

Briefly, the Catholic Church doesn't accept the King James Version/Authorized Version for the same reason that it doesn't accept as authoritative any bible containing only the protocanon, or ...
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Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE

The NSRV-CE differs from the KJV in three separate ways: the source text, the translation method, and by the addition of "gender-neutral" language. The biggest difference is the same ...
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How do Catholics defend the apparent errors found in the deuterocanonical books?

"Condones the use of magic" Tobit is the subject of an extensive commentary by Venerable Bede, who is accepted as a Church Father by both east and west. He explains that Tobit is to be understood in ...
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What is the origin of the Catholic Pope in the Bible?

The section "Of the Institution of the Apostolic Primacy in blessed Peter" of the First Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of Christ (Pastor Æternus) quotes these Scripture verses: ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

In the past, the Catholic church had a serious monopoly on Bible translations. Most bibles were exclusively in Latin. A language which was reserved for the higher members of society, the Scholars and ...
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Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies?

Yes, and you can read it in John's gospel account, in any translation, including the Douay-Rheims Bible: "Pilate had a notice prepared and fastened to the cross. It read, 'JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE ...
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Why does the Catholic church not sanction the KJV translation?

Historically, the Vatican has preferred the Latin translation of the bible which Jerome produced in about the year 380 A.D. The Vatican's argument has been that this early rendering of the Greek ...
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Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies?

Is Our Lord Ever Referred to as "Jesus" by His Enemies? Obviously Pilate referred to to Jesus by name on a couple of occasions. At the trial of Jesus, Pilate addressed the crowd in the ...
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Catholic Translation of the bible which inserts the four marks in Matt 16 "on this rock I will build my church"

The source image I found what maybe the picture of a physical copy that you referred to, in a Facebook post. Screen snapshot of the Facebook post below: Finding the 1963 Confraternity version The ...
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St. Albans Psalter - history of manuscripts used to translate the Psalms

The St Albans Psalter is a unique individual volume containing the psalms, bound together with some other material. Strictly speaking "psalter" means a copy of the psalms, but is often used ...
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Do Catholics believe in the Old Testament?

Do Catholics believe in the Old Testament? The short answer is: Absolutely! In fact Catholic bibles include some books not found in other denominations. Canonical by the Catholic Church and the ...
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Do Catholics believe in the Old Testament?

Yes, Catholics must believe in the Old Testament and New Testament, and the God of the Old Testament = Holy Trinity. The heretical Manicheans and Albigensians rejected the Old Testament. The Council ...
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What is the dating for the last books of the Catholic Old Testament?

Here is the list of Catholic Deuterocanonical books. For each book, I researched the most accepted dating by scholars, consulting mostly the Dictionary of New Testament Background, IVP Press, 2000 ...
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Is the Vulgate the official version of the bible for entire Catholic Church, or just the Latin Church?

The 4th Session of the Council of Trent on the Canonical Scriptures authorized "the old Latin vulgate" as the official edition of the whole Church:But if any one receive not, as sacred and canonical, ...
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What is the origin of the Catholic Pope in the Bible?

There is a possible biblical basis in Matthew's Gospel, although the wider biblical record is mixed: Matthew 16:13-18: When Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi 9 he asked his disciples, ...
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How do Catholics view physical and digital copies of the Bible?

I don't know what a "small blue New Testament bible" is, but I suppose your principal was thinking about a translation. In Italy the Church uses the "CEI Edition", translated by Italian Episcopal ...
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Is the Catholic canonized Bible closed?

First of all, and purely as an incidental note, most Christians are Catholic (though that's just barely true). To allow that the Pope can speak infallibly is different from "keeping the canon open", ...
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Is the Vulgate the official version of the bible for entire Catholic Church, or just the Latin Church?

The Latin Vulgate is the version of the Bible preferred in the Latin Rite. The History of the Vulgate Text from the Council of Trent to the Present Day On April 8, 1546, two Biblical Decrees ...
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How did attitues to the deutero-canonical books in the Western Churches change during the second millenium?

Current Position of the Roman Catholic Church The current position of the Roman Catholic Church is given in Articles 135 and 138 of the Catechism. The Sacred Scriptures contain the Word of God ...
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Hebrew translation for the Deuterocanonical books?

Per Wikipedia: Two major annotated Hebrew translations of the apocrypha were published in the 20th century. Both editions include commentaries by the editors, both are vowelized, and both of them ...
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St. Albans Psalter - history of manuscripts used to translate the Psalms

The original text of the St. Albans Psalter is in Latin, as you say, and although it was taken from Jerome's Vulgate rendition of the Bible, the history of that is complex as he produced three ...
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Does the Catholic Church have any teaching on cannibalism?

Does the Catholic Church have any teaching on cannibalism? Under normal circumstances, it is sinful to mutilate a human person who has died. This is plain logic and the the courts treat this as a ...
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According to Catholicism, how should one read the Catholic Bible?

There is no general rule for how to read the entire Catholic Bible. I have done it from beginning to end, by reading the Sacred Scriptures for a little over a half hour each morning until I finished ...
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Is the Orthodox canon right?

One doesn't consider becoming something. Rather, one realizes that one is something and considers formalizing the situation. If you are Orthodox, you will already know that they have the right canon. ...
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Is Roman Catholic Dogma really used, by necessity, in Scriptural interpretation?

Given that a dogma is something that is known to be true, how can it not be involved with the interpretation of Scripture? For instance, I personally believe in the laws of physics and in particular ...
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Does the Book of Revelation indicate whether human souls will be fighting during Armageddon?

There is no description, in ch16, of any battle at Armageddon. "The kings of the whole world" gather for the battle in v16, then the narrative is paused while the vision describes the Harlot....
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Does the Book of Revelation indicate whether human souls will be fighting during Armageddon?

Revelation gives multiple views of the same events. Each section backs up and adds new details to what has already been disclosed. That is why establishing a timeline and master sequence is so ...
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On the quantity defecting in the Great Apostasy?

On the Quantity Defecting in the Great Apostasy? ”In the days of the Antichrist, when two-thirds even of the faithful shall have fall away from the Church.” I believe, that Fr. Faber numbers about the ...
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