New Instruction on the Eucharist?

Question: 

Is it true that there is another instruction on how to celebrate the Eucharist? Is this different than the General Instruction on the Eucharist that we have in the Sacramentary?

--Interested in Ithica

Answer: 

There is another instruction on the Eucharist, different than the General Instruction. This has been issued to clarify and correct some abuses of bishops, priests, deacons and lay people with the celebration of the Mass and other items.

The instruction Redemptionis Sacramentum: On certain matters to be observed or to be avoided regarding the Most Holy Eucharist is available on the Vatican Website. Here's the location: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20040423_redemptionis-sacramentum_en.html#Chapter%20VIII

There's also a story on Catholic News Service (www.catholicnews.com) that gives a link to the document.

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