New Secretary of the National Liturgy Commission

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Fr Stephen McGrattan is now the Secretary to the National Liturgy Commission.  He can be contacted at St John the Evangelist, 92 Glaisnock Street, Cumnock, KA18 1JU and at  All correspondence should be sent to this ad...

His Eminence Marc Cardinal Ouellet, International Eucharistic Congress, Ireland 2012

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Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, the Church can better gauge the scope of this event and the import of its texts, which profoundly marked her life and her relation to the world at the turn of the third millennium. Ble...

New Advice for Liturgical Composers

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Recently added to this website is a Guide for Composers. Musical settings of missal texts must receive an imprimatur from the Bishops' Conference in whose territory they first seek to publish. This document offers information for those who seek to...

New Postures to be Implemented with the New Translation of the Missal

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On behalf of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland Bishop Toal writes, NOTIFICATION ON POSTURES DURING THE CELEBRATION OF MASS IN SCOTLAND. With the introduction of the new English translation of the Roman Missal approaching the Bishops of Scotland ...

Archbishop Conti - A Pastoral Letter on the New Translation of the Roman Missal

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Archbishop Mario Conti Photo Paul McSherry
"By now you will be aware that from the First Sunday of Advent, a new Missal will grace our altars, the text of which will, in some instances, be unfamiliar. This new Missal contains new translations into English of the original Latin texts. ...

Bishop Toal - On the Introduction of the New English Missal

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Bishop Joseph Toal Photo Paul McSherry
At a catechesis I attended during the recent World Youth Day Archbishop Robert Rivas from the Caribbean described himself as a Missionary Bishop. In explaining what he meant he told how his appointment as a bishop to a small group of poor scattere...

Bishop Tartaglia - Homily for the Mass of Chrism

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Bishop Philip Tartaglia
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"For towards the end of this year, a revised English translation of the Roman Missal will come into use throughout the English speaking world and in all the dioceses and parishes of Scotland. The Roman Missal is the book in which is contained t...

Bishop Toal - Introducing the New Missal

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In his address to the Bishops of Scotland, England and Wales at the end of his Visit to the UK Pope Benedict XVI drew our attention to the imminent publication of the new English translation of the Roman Missal. In doing so he thanked all the bish...