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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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Certainly, the Second Vatican Council wished to promote greater active participation [and] fine initiatives were taken along these lines. However we cannot close our eyes to the disaster, the devastation and the schism that the modern promoters of a living liturgy caused by remodeling the Church’s liturgy according to their ideas. They forgot that the liturgical act is not just a PRAYER, but also and above all a MYSTERY in which something is accomplished for us that we cannot fully understand but that we must accept and receive in faith, love, obedience and adoring silence.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

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Anticipation of Richard . . .
published 17 August 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

Y UNDERSTANDING is that one of our valued contributors, Richard Clark, will soon be posting information about the rejected 1998 Sacramentary. I don’t know very much about the 1998 translation, and I’m looking forward to reading what he’s able to find out. Although I was still very young when all this was happening, I have a feeling Helen Hull Hitchcock’s ADOREMUS covered this story. Perhaps we can ask her to give a phone interview, telling us what she remembers.

I know that Sacred Music also covered this story, but I cannot locate the correct volumes at the moment. In the meantime, here is a 1993 Editorial by Msgr. Richard J. Schuler, announcing (I presume) the 1998 Sacramentary translation:

      * *  “More Trouble From ICEL” (1993 article by Msgr. Schuler)