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Old Dec 17, '12, 9:31 pm
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Default Why TWO Versions of Catechism of Catholic Church?

A modern catechism was published by Pope John Paul II in around 1992 (at least the English version came out around then), and then it seems a revision came about.

Anybody know of a list of the differences between these two catechisms?

I personally contacted the USCCB to find out if there were any errors in the Catechism, and I was told that there was one. In the earlier version, it supposedly said that the deacon acted "in persona Christi" which is incorrect. Only an ordained priest acts so.

But, were there any other changes that anybody knows about?
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Old Dec 17, '12, 11:00 pm
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Default Re: Why TWO Versions of Catechism of Catholic Church?

I don't know about any of the changes, but I suspect there might have been some rewording to better explain a doctrine or make something easier to understand that may have been confusing. Just a guess though.
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A modern catechism was published by Pope John Paul II in around 1992 (at least the English version came out around then), and then it seems a revision came about.

Anybody know of a list of the differences between these two catechisms?

I personally contacted the USCCB to find out if there were any errors in the Catechism, and I was told that there was one. In the earlier version, it supposedly said that the deacon acted "in persona Christi" which is incorrect. Only an ordained priest acts so.

But, were there any other changes that anybody knows about?
IIRC the first English one was a translation of a working copy, the second one is the translation of the official version.
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There was a change in the section on homosexuality. Note the difference:

1st edition:
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2nd edition:
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

You can find more changes on the following site:

http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/updates.htm
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Follow Phemie's link. That takes you to a list of all the changes between the first and second edition.

Basically, the Catechism was first written in French and translated into other languages from there. Once the Latin edition was completed, that became the normative version upon which all other translations must be based. Thus, there were a few modifications.
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Follow Phemie's link. That takes you to a list of all the changes between the first and second edition.

Basically, the Catechism was first written in French and translated into other languages from there. Once the Latin edition was completed, that became the normative version upon which all other translations must be based. Thus, there were a few modifications.
The French one was a working copy whereas the Latin version is the official one, naturally they would release a translation of the authoritative one.
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