Reference to a fourth part which does not exist
In the introduction to the "Masses and Prayers for Various Needs and Occasions" the translation of the 1975 Roman Missal had:
"1. This section gives Masses and prayers which may be used for various needs and occasions.
(From Roman Missal, Catholic Book Publishing Co., New York, 1985, page 866).
In the 1975 Roman Missal this instruction made sense. There was a fourth part "IV. FOR PARTICULAR NEEDS". It included:
40. For forgiveness of sins
But in the 2002 Missale Romanum there are only three parts in this section. Unfortunately the rubrics continue to refer to a fourth part, which I have made bold:
"1. Una simul colliguntur, in hac parte, Missae et orationes ad diversa, quae in pluribus rerum adiunctis adhiberi possunt, pro variis necessitatibus aut occasionibus.
(Missale Romanum, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2002, ISBN: 8820972719, page 1074. On the internet version scroll down to 1074 at www.clerus.org/bibliaclerusonline/DE/0c.htm#cqx ).
Father Martin Wallace O.P. sent an email to me about this.
By J.R. Lilburne, 20 August 2007. I give what I have written on this page to the public domain.
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