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Canon law still recommends that works concerning sacred Scripture, theology, canon law, church history, and any writings which specially concern religion or good morals, be submitted to the judgment of the local Ordinary. The local Ordinary consults someone whom he considers competent to give a judgment and, if that person gives the nihil obstat (“nothing forbids“) the local Ordinary grants the imprimatur (“let it be printed“). Members of religious institutes require the imprimi potest (it can be printed) of their major superior to publish books on matters of religion or morals.