Discussion of reports that the Roman Missal is to be launched at a press conference on 22 March 2002.
Ministers in Masses discussing the liturgical laws based on the 2000 Institutio Generalis
Roman Missal press conference for 22 March 2002
There is a report on catholicnews.com that a press conference has been scheduled for the launch of the Third Edition of the Roman Missal on 22 March 2002.
On the question of why the publication has taken so long it reports:
I find this surprising and I suppose many will be asking what other reasons there were for the delay.
I think the Third Edition of the Roman Missal was approved more than two years ago, on 11 January 2000 (not less than two years ago that catholicnews.com report on 20 April 2000). The copy of the Institutio Generalis I have has at the front:
Whichever date, it is a long time to blame the printers for. I suppose the key question is whether it contains the same Institutio Generalis as was published in 2000.
Another question is when the changes to liturgical laws of this new Roman Missal come into effect. In a letter published in the Novemeber 2000 edition of the Newsletter of the USCCB BCL Archbishop Tamburrino wrote:
It now seems that this "date of publication" is 22 March 2002.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 19 March 2002. Last updated 20 March 2002.
A report on ewtn.com of 19 March It has that the General Introduction was unveiled last year, but this happened in 2000.