I read with interest the answer to the question “How do I know I have a Catholic Bible” but the answer didn’t specify the version. I know about the King James and the Gideon but if I wanted to buy a Bible, what would I look for?
I think you will find the following link from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops helpful:
The 1983 Code of Canon Law entrusts to the Apostolic See and the episcopal conferences the authority to approve translations of the Sacred Scriptures in the Latin Catholic Church (c. 825, §1). Prior to 1983, Scriptural translations could be approved by the Apostolic See or by a local ordinary within a diocese.
What follows is a complete list of the translations of the Sacred Scriptures that have received the approval of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops since 1983.