This is a great translation and it is also published in a good format. I don't like a lot of footnotes and intro's cluttering my Bible up, and this is great for that! One version I had was not indicated to be study Bible yet half of the page was the actual Word of God and the other half was notes! This had very minimal comments, and that helps when reading it.
Also the translation is a beautiful one because it is easy to read and still hasn't become so modern that you don't know your reading His Word. Espically when it comes to the Psalms. For those that pray the Divine Office they know a beautifl and easy translation of the Psalms, this is my favorite of Psalms and as soon as I can I plan to buy it. I don't like NAB's Psalms they are too modern, and the Douay Rheims is too cryptic, it's pretty but old.
There is no translation that I back 100%, I think you need to learn Latin for he Vulgate, or Greek for it's original to get the full effect of Scriptures. But if your like me you don't have time to learn another language, so I recomend this one!
The Ignatius Bible is the RSV translation.. This is the most poetic and eloquent translation of the Catholic Bible.Very minimal footnotes, doesn't crowd the page. The same translation that is used for Navarre Study Bibles,considerd to be the most accurate commentary for Catholics. It's compact enough to carry with you and quite durable. Mother Angelica of EWTN highly recommends this Bible, and, Dr Scott Hahn is writing individual studies for each book of the Bible based on this particular Bible.