I recently contacted the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) to inquire about the changes made to the English Standard Version (ESV) and New Living Translation (NLT) to create the new Catholic editions. I received the following cordial response from Nigel Fernandes, CEO of ATC Publishers, which published both Catholic editions. Nigel cleared me to share his response with all of you. Many thanks to him!
As regards your query about the information on the changes that were made to the ESV-CE and NLT-CE texts during the review process, I am extremely sorry that at this point in time, we are not in a position to provide the same. It was a policy decision taken by all the stake holders involved with the project that we could consider the same at a later date.
One of the reasons was that even during the release and subsequently, both the translations have evoked a lot of interest across the globe and consequently several requests for clarifications on the reasoning for the changes effected etc. have come in. It has been time consuming to respond to the many queries that have come in from different quarters, as many of them do not end with only an explanation given by us but call for further many rounds of clarifications.
However, I also wish to say that we are all aware that it is only fair that interested Bible Scholars, Readers, Reviewers etc and especially people like you who promote awareness on Bible translations and Bible study, genuinely need to know the changes effected for valid reasons. So I wish to assure you that as soon as we decide to publish the changes made to the translations, we will share it with you.
We are grateful for your interest in the translations and for building awareness on the same.
With every good wish,