The Bishops of the Committee on Divine Worship met in Baltimore the day before the plenary meeting (like usual). They were brought up to date on the missal.
The missal had not been on the agenda for today’s plenary executive session (closed to the public) today, but it got added to the printed agenda the Bishops received this morning.
Bishop Serratelli gave an update to all the Bishops. The story is out there, and it’s true – changes were made to the text the bishops submitted (as Pray Tell reported). Serratelli had with him a copy of the internal report “Areas of Difficulty in the Received Text of the Roman Missal.” But, not to worry: the Congregation for Divine Worship in Rome is revising the text (as Pray Tell also reported).
The really final final version will be sent out from Rome – one gathers that they don’t announce a date by which Rome will complete something – and then everything will go forward on schedule. Implementation in Advent 2011.
Wow. And here I thought they would decide to put the whole thing to a plebiscite, every Catholic in the US gets one vote. I really missed this one. Sure glad I didn’t put up my prediction yesterday.