Q. 1. What is the Roman Missal?
A. 1. According to the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops, "The Roman Missal is the book containing the prescribed prayers, chants, and instructions for the celebration of Mass in the Roman Catholic Church. Published first in Latin under the title Missale Romanum, the text is then translated and, once approved by a recognitio by the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments..., is published in modern languages for use in local churches throughout the world."