I was recently sent a beautiful reprint of Benziger Brother’s 1962 Missale Romanum. It is from from Preserving Christian Publications. This is a fine book, beautifully bound, and very useful.
I am so grateful to have it, since my original 1962 edition is showing some wear. I will remember to pray for the intention of the one who sent it.
I recently had the chance to compare this reprint edition, from Preserving Christian Publications, side by side with the reprint by the Vatican Press of the typical edition. I used them on alternating days for a week.
The photos are from my iPhone in a poorly lit sacristy, but they more than suffice.
PCP on the left. Vatican on the right.
PCP has differently colored ribbon.
Vatican edition, all the ribbons are red.
PCP on the left, Vatican on the right.
PCP… that is an American dime for perspective.
The PCP, since it is the Benziger edition, has supplemental texts in the back for the USA. The Vatican edition doesn’t have that, of course.
PCP has special prefaces.
Here is the PCP edition art style.
The Vatican’s art style.
Included in the back of the PCP edition was a loose sheet which has an adhesive edge with a strip you can remove so as to fix it into the book. It is of the Tabella Temporaria Festorum Mobilium.
It includes dates up to and including…
I think most of the “discontinuity and rupture people” will be long gone by then. Actually, much sooner than that.
Tick by tick.
Heh heh heh.
Finally… I lately used both editions, alternating days, at the altar for Mass. Found that the PCP edition laid open a little better, but that my be because it had been in use a little longer. My new edition lies open well.
Brick by brick.