Alternative to the “new missal” already exists

Despite the recent decisions announced by Pope Francis the issues with the ‘new’ Missal  are immediate and ongoing.  There was, and is, a ready alternative available.
The then ICEL had revised the missal and their draft (the 1998 Missal) was approved by all English speaking conferences of bishops. Sadly it did not get approval from the Vatican and with their regulation “Liturgiam Authenticam we have ended up with the current missal and all the problems it causes for celebrants and congregations alike.  These problems have been well rehearsed and point to poor grammar, poor syntax, false cognates, and despite the regulation of strict literal translation even omissions from, and additions to, the original Latin text.
To show that an alternative is available the ACP is again making available the prayers for the Advent and Christmas seasons along with the Order of the Mass from the 1998 Missal in a printed format. The opening prayer, prayer over gifts, prefaces and prayer after communion are also available  at the Liturgy Preparation page on our site.
As the cost of printing and postage is expensive we request a donation of €20 from people in Ireland and €25 from people living elsewhere to cover printing, postage and packing.
Copies can be requested  by contacting
Liamy Mac Nally, Sheeaune, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Association of Catholic Priests’.
Suggested donation to cover printing and postage; €20 for Ireland and €25 for all other places.
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