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Approval from author’s superiors doesn’t mean a book is good.

Recent controversy has brought canonist Ed Peters to shed some light on the meaning of some technical terms which are being bandied about. Lately some dust has been stirred up by the homosexualist activist Jesuit Fr. James Martin, who published … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: When a bishop writes a book, does it need an “Imprimatur”?

From a reader: When a bishop/cardinal writes a book (e.g. Cardinal Wuerhl’s “Seek First the Kingdom”, is an imprimatur required, and if so, who is the ecclesial authority for that imprimatur. If no imprimatur, does that mean doctrinal/moral error in … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: I’ve tried to get an imprimatur for my book several times

From a reader: I’ve tried to get an imprimatur from my Bishop several times but I haven’t received a response. I am publishing a devotional with reflections on the Old Testament. Is it sinful for me to publish it without … Continue reading

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