The U.S. bishops are scheduled to spend 30 minutes evaluating the implementation of the new Roman Missal at their annual fall assembly this November 12-15 in Baltimore. Discussion is intended to assist in re-translation of other liturgical books to be implemented in the future. ICEL (the International Commission on English in the Liturgy) has begun revising parts of the Liturgy of the Hours such as hymns, orations, and some antiphons.
The bishops will elect a new chairman of the Committee on Divine Worship, as the term of Bishop Gregory Aymond expires in November, 2013. Nominees are Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Archbishop Vigneron of Detroit.
The bishops will consider the document “Preaching the Mystery of Faith: The Sunday Homily.” It would replace “Fulfilled in Your Hearing,” the bishops’ document from 1982.
Archbishop Carlson of the Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations led the drafting of the new document. It has been reviewed by eight other USCCB committees. “Everyone gets a chance to put their oar in the water. That’s what makes it a better document,” the archbishop said. Per the bishops’ policy, the text has not been made public.