Liturgy Training Publications receives many questions regarding the Roman Missal. Here are several of the most frequently asked questions with answers. Feel free to contact us if you have questions not addressed on this page.

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Q: Why do we need a revised translation?
Q: Why does it take so long for a revised English translation?
Q: What is recognitio?
Q: What are rubrics?
Q: When will the third edition of the Roman Missal receive recognitio?
Q: Will the scripture readings be affected by the revised translation?
Q: The Order of Mass is available to review at Does this mean we can use the texts now?
A: The texts of the revised translation cannot be used at this time. Only when the Holy Father gives recognitio and promulgates the texts for liturgical use can these texts be used. When the texts receive recognitio, a date for implementation will be set. This date will be posted on this Web site. Until then, you may review the texts of the Order of Mass at for catechetical purposes only. These texts may not be used in the liturgy.
Q: What is promulgation?
Q: When will the English translation be promulgated?
Q: Will new musical settings for the Mass parts be made available?

Will the revised translation affect the General Instruction of the Roman Missal?

Q: What is Liturgiam Authenticam?
Q: What is ICEL?
Q: What is Vox Clara?
Q: How is a Roman Missal different from a Sacramentary?