Bishops approve translation of Order of Baptism for Children

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:11am

Meeting in Baltimore at their annual assembly, the United States Bishops have approved the ICEL Gray Book translation of the Order of Baptism of Children for use in the dioceses of the United States of America.

The vote was 200 in favor, 23 against, and 3 abstaining. 

The vote required affirmation by two-thirds of the Latin Church members [176 votes] and is subject to confirmatio by the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. It will also require a recognitio on the U.S. adaptations it contains, including an Appendix which contains the Rite of Baptism within Mass -- a pastoral adaptation which will well  serve the parishes of the country -- RT.