Thirty Five Years of the BCL Newsletter is available for purchase from USCCB Publications (ISBN 1-57455-402-6). In his introduction to Thirty Five Years of the BCL Newsletter, Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., Chairman of the Committee on the Liturgy, recalls the first issue of the BCL Newsletter, published in September of 1965. It began with the words: "This is the first issue of the Newsletter published by the Bishops' Commission on the Liturgical Apostolate. It is intended primarily for the Bishops of the United States and for their diocesan liturgical commissions. It is planned to include in the Newsletter official and unofficial material, information of general interest from the Consilium for the Implementation of the Constitution on the Liturgy, news concerning the activities of the Commission, etc."
Cardinal George recalled that "since that first issue, the BCL Newsletter has provided a unique and consistent insight into the liturgical reform mandated by the Second Vatican Council as it has been implemented by the Bishops of the United States of America. With the pages of this volume the student of liturgy can find the excitement of the first flush of the reform, and the sometimes agonizing search for the full meaning of the liturgical reform."
Individual copies of this 8 5/8" x 11 1/4" hard cover collection are available for $129.95. An invaluable aspect of this major reference tool is its 103-page index. To order copies of Thirty-Five Years of the BCL Newsletter, call USCCB Publishing at 800-235-8722 or visit the Bishops' website at www.usccb.org/publishing.