|Say JEPD one more time,|
I dare you.
The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is owned by the U.S. Bishops. It is a good translation, but the USCCB won't let it be published without its horrible, faith-destroying, Modernist notes. You know the kind: assume the anonymous writers were dolts; anything supernatural was made up; and everything is dated as late as possible to eliminate prophecy. Maybe you're the type that doesn't get ruffled by bad notes, but not the Bear.
There are other good translations out there that don't cause the Bear to tear out his hair, such as the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (or the Second Edition), the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, or, last, but not least, the Douay Rheims.
St. Benedict Press is a reliable publisher. Their "UltraSoft" feels better than leather, softer, in the Bear's opinion. They have the RSVCE and the Douay Rheims in nice editions.
Ignatius Press is another good one. They have the RSVCE 2nd Ed. which gets rid of most of the "thees and thous," and makes a few changes to please conservatives, e.g. Isiah 7:14 they translated "virgin" instead of "young woman." (The Hebrew is actually "young woman," but translating it "virgin" is justifiable, and certainly traditional!) Between the two, most Catholics probably like the 2nd Edition a bit more, but it is really personal preference in both the translation and the edition.
The Bear just ordered the RSVCE from St. Benedict.
Reports of Ineffective Foot-Nailing
The Bear is alarmed to learn that since Cardinal Dolan decided to give his blessing to homosexual
depravity at the next St. Patrick's Day Parade, people who have followed the Bear's advice to "nail your foot to the floor in front of your favorite pew and die there," have nonetheless been bolting.
So for the duration of the current crisis, the Bear is making available:
- three foot long augured stake
- cold forged heavy-duty chain
- 3-inch thick adjustable steel ankle bracelet that cannot be unlocked once applied.
This gear has been tested in worst-case scenarios from the upcoming October synod without a single escapee. (During the "Pope Dolan" test one subject did chew his leg off.) Watch this space for further announcements.