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Youcat translation unintentionally supported contraception.

A RECENTLY PUBLISHED Italian translation of the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church (Youcat) was pulped due to an error that mischaracterized the Vatican's teachings on contraception.

The edition incorrectly translated the German word for "birth regulation" as the Italian term for "contraceptive methods." This word choice implied that methods other than the Vatican-approved rhythm method were acceptable.

British Catholic journalist William Oddie wrote in the Catholic Herald that it was "sloppy and amateurish" for such a mistake to make it through the vetting process and into publication. A spokesperson for the Citta Nuova editorial group said "the product is temporarily suspended, but not halted."
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Title Annotation:The Church and Contraception
Publication:Conscience
Date:Jun 22, 2011
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