[quote="andy92, post:1, topic:317311"]
So what is the official translation of the Holy Bible (United States and also Universal Church? I have always thought New American Bible for U.S. But what about the Douay-Rheims. Or any others there are hundreds.
As was mentioned above, there is no "official" Catholic Bible translation for English speaking Catholics, only translations that are approved for liturgical use. Practically speaking, for Americans, this is usually the NABRE. However, to muddy the waters further, the NAB version we hear in the liturgy is slightly different that what is found in the NABRE. This is because they sometimes have to condense readings for the sake of time or insert a name (for example, "Jesus" instead of "he") so that it makes more sense to the listeners who don't have the full text in front of them. Sometimes, they insert more traditional language in the liturgical text, such as from Luke 1:28.
When the Vatican releases it's official documents in English, they use the Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition (RSV-CE).
What about St.Joseph's version and such?
This version is simply the NABRE in a certain printing and binding style. I own one and I like it. It has a nice feel and the text is easy to read. I wish they'd update the art, but other than that it's a really nice Bible for the times I need a NAB, like at Bible studies (I'm normally a RSV-CE man).
Interestingly enough, you can buy low-cost (but nice) versions of this Bible that say "Official Catholic Bible" on the spine. That isn't strictly true, but some folks may feel more confident having that on there. :)