1653 K Fri 19 April 2002
The Liturgy department of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have added four new pages, listed on the right.
The indult on purifications in the United States is:
So it is not an automatic "Extraordinary ministers can do the instituted acolyte's job of the purifications." The faculty may, or may not, be given by the dicoesan Bishop. It must be "necessary" for the priest to have assistance. It seems to me that such a necessity would only apply in rare emergencies. So I expect this will end on 22 March 2005.
The March Newsletter gives a good description of additions and changes to the contents of the 2002 Roman Missal. I have written lots about the differences between the 2000 and 2002 Institutio Generalis at romanrite.com/missal. Its good to now have others saying there is a difference, even if only one of the "minor adjustments" is given.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 19 April 2002.