National Catholic Register


Tracking the Missal

Publisher's Note

BY Michael Warsaw


October 23-November 5, 2011 Issue | Posted 10/14/11 at 7:03 PM


As we journey through another autumn, it’s difficult to grasp that Advent is only a month away. But that First Sunday of Advent will soon be upon us — and with it, the implementation of the new translation of the Roman Missal.

In this issue on page one, you will find two relevant stories that continue our in-depth series on the changes: Senior writer Tim Drake takes a look at some of the resources available, and, in our “In Person” interview, correspondent Sue Ellen Browder discusses the new translation at length with Bishop Robert Vasa of Santa Rosa, Calif.

I pray that our formative coverage has aided you in your preparation for the beauty of the new translation as much as it has helped me.

Series like these, in addition to our regular content in print and at, are all part of our efforts to bring you the truth — and to faithfully serve you and the Church.

God bless you.