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Why the Daily Roman Missal Formatting Changed

Daily Roman Missal

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We have received regular complaints about two things with the new Daily Roman Missal. First, that the font size on some pages is smaller than it used to be. Second, that some parts of the missal are printed multiple times in space that could have been used to make the font larger.

We had an interesting conversation with Midwest Theological Forum this morning. Both of these issues are related to the formatting requirements from the USCCB. The conference required that the text had to have line breaks in specific places and that certain prayers had to fit on one page. In the previous edition, these requirements didn’t exist.

So unfortunately, some sections had to be printed with a smaller font to meet the Bishops’ conference requirements. It wasn’t a choice by Midwest Theological Forum.

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