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Theresa Burgess wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Have books against Catholic teaching ever been given an Imprimatur (and/or) a Nihil Obstat?

I am interested to know if those statements have perhaps been miraculously preserved.

Thank you for this website.

God Bless you!


  { Have books contrary to Catholic teachings ever been given an Imprimatur (and/or) a Nihil Obstat? }

Bob replied:


I don't know of any, but in theory it is entirely possible.

The approval is given by a single Bishop, who may or may not do it well. If the Bishop overlooks something, or is errant about something himself, he could falsely issue the approbation.

Given the current state of the Church, and some questionable Bishops, it seems like that reality could happen today more than ever.

There are no books, that I know of, that fall into this category but it is still possible.


Bob Kirby

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