Imprimatur (a Latin term meaning "let it be printed") indicates that permission has been granted by the Church to publish this work.
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The Nihil Obstat is granted by a Censor Librorum or official Church censor and the Imprimatur is granted by the Bishop where the work was written or published.
Nihil Obstat (1995, 1997)
Bernadeane Carr, S.T.L., Censor Librorum
Imprimatur (1995, 1997)
+Robert H. Brom, Bishop of San Diego
Nihil Obstat (2006)
Very Rev. Michael L. Farmer, S.T.L., Censor Librorum
+Oscar H. Lipscomb, D.D., Archbishop of Mobile
+ Lázaro Pérez Jiménez, Obispo de Autlán, Presidente de la Comisión de Evangelización y Catequesis de México
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