I need to show you the rot so you can avoid the stench. Here are two really bad Bibles that you need to avoid. Gladly, they aren't all the easiest to come by.
Bad Bible #1: The Rainbow Catholic Study Bible
If it were just the Good News Translation I probably wouldn't mention it. The GNT is one that I used as a Presbyterian growing up in Sunday School and Youth Group but even then we all knew it was sort of lame. But this one is really lame. Every verse in it is color coded, by topic, except for the "Catholic" books. They left those alone. The color coding makes this Bible completely unusable. One gentleman in my Bible study uses this and sits next to me in class. I don't know how he does it. It is the stupidest gimmick out there.
It also comes with a CD (Windows 3.1 Compatible!) with a whole bunch of heresy on it.
Bad Bible #2: Catholic Community Bible
This is the most insidious and evil edition I have ever come across in my life. I bought it off Amazon a few months ago because I was intrigued with what I saw from its website. I read some of the PDFs available for download and the notes looked a whole lot more faithful than our NAB. The translation itself didn't see half bad at all either.
Boy was I wrong. If you think the NAB notes are bad, you haven't seen these. On nearly every page appears some sort of anti-Catholic screed. There are some really really good notes too but that doesn't help the cause of this Bible.
Here is an example from the Letter of James.
James 5:13 - 16
Are any among you sick? They should pray. Are any of you happy? They should sing songs to God. If anyone is sick, let him call on the elders of the Church, They shall pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. They prayer said in faith will save the sick person; the Lord will raise him up and if he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.
Not horrible. Here is the note on this passage.
We know, through James' words, that the Church continued - and must continue today - Christ's ministry to the sick. Salvation includes both physical and spiritual health. [? I wonder if this was written by a liberation theologian.] The Gospel shows us that the latter is the most important and God always grants it. [He does?], although he does not always restore physical health.
In the Gospel, Jesus lays his hands on the sick and when he sends his missionaries, he asks them to lay their hands on the sick or to anoint them with oil (Mk 6:13 and 16:18). The laying on of hands is like communicating to another person the power which will heal him, in the name of Christ and with his authority. As to oil, it was used in those days as a remedy. The two signs - anointing and laying of hands - accompany prayer.
The elders are those in charge of Christian communities. They were lay people [FAIL] but had been charged with the direction of the community, the celebration of baptism, presiding at the eucharist. [this is downright evil. it goes on...]
When the Church speaks of the sacrament of the sick, it refers only to the anointing with oil done by someone who has officially received the power for this sacrament (up to now, only priests can administer this sacrament) [?!?] This in no way excludes leaders of Christian communities from praying, from anointing, and laying hands on the sick...[etc...you get the point]
The CCB is the main English Bible translation for Phillipines. Avoid this piece of garbage.