[quote="Gorgias, post:19, topic:313492"]
Yes you do.
Every time you participate in the Mass, you 'use' the NAB in the readings that are proclaimed. ;)
Well, maybe; only dioceses in the United States use it. Even then, many of the readings are partially or heavily edited, and there's no Mass-edition New American Bible that's ever been published (best you can do is read the Lectionary for Mass on your free time, which has the edited readings).
Most (I think 'all' but I will say 'most' to avoid being corrected by an exception) of the psalms from the NAB were banned for use at Mass by the USCCB because they were, well, terrible. The U.S. uses the Grail Psalter for the responsorial psalms and canticles.
10, 12 -- or more! -- years of graduate-level education; the graces of ordination; years of experience as priests and bishops... and "we the people" know better than our bishops do. :rolleyes:
You really think this is a matter of academia vs. uneducated masses, as if there aren't heaps of doctoral theologians and translators that despise the NAB? :p