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What are Imprimi Potest, Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat?

January 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Books, Church Authority, Fr. Bartunek

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Imprimi Potest, Imprimatur and Nihil Obstat: What are they? Dear Father John, Do the terms Imprimi Potest, Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur guarantee that some document, some prayer, etc, is approved by the Church and that we should follow it? Do they guarantee there are no errors? I’ve seen some of these designations on some questionable looking materials; so, I need to know. It seems that these... Read More

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