Several things have been changed in the Order of Mass as approved by Rome two years ago. Multiple sources confirm that the absolution of the Penitential act has reverted to the current wording. So much for the ablative absolute (dimissis peccatis nostris), I guess. Each section of the Profession of Faith will begin “I believe in…” rather than “And in…”
Same with the Prefaces – complete sentences beginning with “For he” rather than “Who.” (The howls of protest that it was ungrammatical, injustified in this case in my view, apparently caused a rethinking.) Several little changes in all four Eucharistic Prayers. And all the various ways of restructuring the Opening Rites from the 1997 sacramentary have been approved after all. (Just kidding about the last one.) No word yet on the US request to retain “Christ has died.”
Lots of to-ing and fro-ing in all this – did you know that politics sometime creep even into the life of Holy Church? It’s a funny system to run a church at this late date, absolute monarchy. But get used to it, I guess. Or drive yourself crazy.