This review is for the Catholic Book Publishing Chapel Roman Missal. Catholic Book Publishing has been one of the primary publishers of liturgical books since Vatican II. I would bet that over 75% of altar missals used in the United States came from them.
This new edition shows that they know how to put together a solid missal that feels like quality.
This missal is shipped in its own box to give it extra protection.
The missal itself is burgundy instead of red like the previous edition. It is the lightest of all the missals we’ve seen so far coming in at a feather-weight four pounds, three ounces. It also is only 2 1/4 inches thick so it’s easy to hold in one hand. I also like how well-bound the cover is. The spine and front cover are distinct and the red edges on the pages are a nice extra touch without the expense of gold-leaf. The one thing I would have appreciated is different cover art that didn’t look like it came off a Sunday-school clip-art CD.