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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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“One would be straying from the straight path were he to wish the altar restored to its primitive table form; were he to want black excluded as a color for the liturgical vestments; were he to forbid the use of sacred images and statues in Churches; were he to order the crucifix so designed that the divine Redeemer's body shows no trace of His cruel sufferings; and lastly were he to disdain and reject polyphonic music or singing in parts, even where it conforms to regulations issued by the Holy See.”
— Ven. Pope Pius XII (20 November 1947)

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Bishop Carroll and Vernacular in the Liturgy c. 1787
published 21 October 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

N A FASCINATING BOOK by Msgr. John Tracy Ellis that’s been out of print for more than five decades, I found a few pages dealing with the use of vernacular in the liturgy around the year 1800:

* *  Archbishop Carroll & Vernacular Liturgy

There’s a lot worth discussing in those pages, and I hope to publish a longer reflection at some point.

However, at the moment what interests me most is the sixty-page pastoral letter written by the Archbishop of Dublin (John Thomas Troy, †1823) defending the use of Latin in the liturgy. Does anyone have access to that document? Can anyone locate it? Boy, that would be a fascinating document to read!