Aug. 15, 2011: Why a New Roman Missal, a New Program Encourages Chastity, and Future Saint Dorothy Day

The Roman Missal, Third Edition, the ritual text containing prayers and instructions for the celebration of the Mass, is now being prepared for publication. The Roman Missal will be implemented in the United States on the first Sunday of Advent, Nov. 27, 2011. The ritual editions should start arriving in parishes around Oct. 1.

Today we look in detail at the changes we’ll hear and recite in the new English translation of the Mass. And we’ll find out why the new translation was necessary in the first place. We’ll learn about a new program in the diocese specifically designed to encourage the virtue of chastity in our young people. Rick Jeffrey returns with another in our series of Saints in Waiting — today featuring Dorothy Day. And finally, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted continues his series of reflections on the gift and importance of Sunday.

The Bishop’s Hour is a program produced by and for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix, presenting Church news and theological reflections, discussing contemporary issues facing today’s Catholics in Arizona, and featuring a weekly message from Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted. It airs each Monday at 10 a.m. on 1310 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Phoenix. Encore presentations can be heard each Thursday at 9 p.m.

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