The USCCB is now podcasting. They now have a podcast of the daily readings using the NAB. They seem to have made available all the readings for the month available at one time instead of releasing them a day ahead like you would expect. Though some people might find their method more convenient.
Of course more than a year ago there was already a podcast of the daily readings using the NAB until they ordered him to cease and desist. Brian Noe who has a great voice is still doing the daily readings at Verbum Domini using I believe the RSV version since unlike the USCCB, the National Council of Churches considered it to be fair use.
I can see why this caused Mr. Noe some problems. Obviously he doesn’t understand that the Bible, the Mass, the various liturgical texts, and so forth are the property of the clerical class to use and dispose of as they wish. At least I can’t think of any other reason they’ve felt free to tinker with the translation of the Bible, the Mass and various liturgical texts on the merest of whims and passing fancies over the past 40 years. I mean, they wouldn’t do it if it didn’t all belong to them, would they?
In any event, Mr. Noe should be pleased that the bishops are only holding an inferior translation of the Bible hostage and not the far superior RSV.
No thanks. Refer back to the USCCB’s nasty handling of EWTN for a similar story.
I wouldn’t listen to the USCCB on podcast if they were the last internet outlet on earth. Who knows what nasty doctrinal flea* you might pick up.
Besides the NAB is the worst of the popular translations. Parts of it have never even been approved for use. (see Adoremus.org for details)
*doctrinal fleas, a)those little errors you pick up which pull the cornerstone out from underneath far more important belief structures, b) often intentionally-planted red herrings, favorite tactic of dissidents, c) small religious tics, easily exterminated by a devotion to Mary, including rosary use PLUS a strong dose of papal disinfectant, when you can get it.
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