nihil obstat


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nihil obstat

Roman Catholic Church’s inscription in books denoting no objection to literary content. [Christian Hist.: Misc.]
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A primary factor accounting for the delay, sources tell NCR, is that some members of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy oppose the demand for a nihil obstat, regarding it as suggesting a lack of faith in the bishops who govern the commission.
Under the current organization of the School of Religious Studies, roughly 23 faculty in theology and eight in canon law hold the status of ecclesiastical or pontifical faculty, the formal title that accompanies the nihil obstat.
NCR reported March 19, 1996, that at least four March 19, 1996, that at least four other Jesuits have been denied the nihil obstat in recent years.
Theologians will especially remember Donum veritatis, the CDF's instruction concerning the ecclesial vocation of the theologian and the imposed oath of fidelity; the pronouncement Dominus Iesus; the Notifications that criticized the work of Jacques Dupuis, Jon Sobrino, and others; the difficulties in nihil obstat and mandatum procedures, etc.
Canon law still recommends that Catholic works concerning scripture, theology, church history, or morality be submitted to the local ordinary for a nihil obstat ("nothing forbids") and imprimatur ("let it be printed") before publication, although in practice only a minority of books religion texts, prayer books, or other official collections--go through that process.
The Holy Office issued its Nihil Obstat to the introduction of the Cause on 19 July 1952.
This book comes with enthusiastic imprimaturs and nihil obstats by Tom Wolfe, William E Buckley Jr.
Ably assisted by various grants, graduate students and ever obliging departmental staff, Professor Patterson has produced a ponderous tome which comes complete with various imprimaturs and nihil obstats from academic colleagues.
The Church had its nihil obstats and imprimaturs, but who bothers with these in the mass media, much less on the digital frontier?