One change in previous announcements:
Bishop Trautman resigned from the Editorial Board. He now serves as a consultant. Reverend Edward Mazich, OSB, replaced him as an editor.
What will the new text be called?
No decision has been made as to the name of the final product. I would doubt that any decision will be made until much closer to publication.
Textual basis for the revision:
The teams are working from the 1986 NABNT with reference to NA 28. In questions of canonicity, the Nova Vulgata is consulted.
Say more about how Liturgiam authenticam figures in or guides your work.
The editors consulted Liturgiam authenticam in developing the principles of translation. These principles were reviewed by the Committee on Divine Worship, the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, and the Subcommittee on the Translation of Scripture Text prior to approval by the bishop members of the CCD.
What efforts can you make at this stage to incorporate considerations of other Bishops Conferences / Biblical Associations in hopes of the widest possible adoption?
The NAB is already used broadly in the Philippines, India, and Anglophone Africa.
What kind of ecumenical participation will there be? Will there be translators from the evangelical/mainline/Orthodox traditions involved?
The translation teams include some Protestant scholars and some Orthodox scholars, though the majority of revisers are Catholic.
Are there any literary consultants on the NABRE NT Revision Committee?
Not at present.
Will the NABRE 2025 be available in mobile versions?
Who knows what technologies will be available in 2025!!! As we have with the NABRE, the CCD will welcome proposals for a variety of media. The NABRE is available in e-books, apps, etc., from a variety of publishers.
Are there any plans to modify lightly the Old Testament if the Holy See would compel them to do so even for the lectionary approval to get Vatican's recognitio that would require outside of the committee's scope of work?
At present, no such plan is in place.
Is there any possibility that the completed new revision might include an Apocrypha appendix that would include translations of books outside of the Deuterocanonical books that are included in the RSV and NRSV versions of the Apocrypha (1 & 2 Esdras, 3 & 4 Maccabees, Psalm 151, Prayer of Manasseh)?
At present, no such plan is in place.
We simply opened a copy of the approved translation and read directly from the Bible. …So, no: we COULD quite easily create a Biblical translations that takes into account the breaks in the Catholic lectionary assignments and structures the rendering accordingly.
The Ordo Lectionum Missae requires the addition of incipits and some other small changes in the creation of a Lectionary, plus, some verses are omitted from readings.
Will the footnotes be revised and include commentary by the early Church Fathers?
The footnotes are being revised. At present, only the textual notes and those notes necessary for understanding the text are being prepared. More extensive pastoral/catechetical notes are a later step.
Will the bishops consider permitting its publication without interpretive notes?
The official interpretation of the canon that we have received is that this is not permissible.
Will they consider permitting its publication alternative notes?
Alternative notes may be included alongside the essential NAB notes, but may not replace them.
Would the USCCB ever allow publication of a "protestant edition" of the NABRE?
To the best of my recollection, we’ve never been asked (and I’ve been here 20 years!). If asked, the decision would have to be made at the episcopal level.
Will the NT be ready in time? What kind of coordination is there with the USCCB committee working on the LOTH?
The NT should be ready to be part of the LOTH. Once the editors have completed their work, the Committee on Divine Worship will be part of the review process. As noted above, the Committee on Divine Worship participated in the development of the principles of translation.
Like CELAM began a translation project called the Bible the Church in the Americas (Biblia de la Iglesia en las Américas).
Interestingly, that project (La Biblia de Iglesia en America) was initiated and funded by the USCCB!