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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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"As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people — whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter."
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler (1997)

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How Bad Was It?
published 25 October 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

282 ROM When our children grow up, they might ask:

AD, ARE YOU old enough to remember the days of the first ICEL translation of the Roman Missal? Was it really as bad as everyone claimed?

It might be good to have an answer prepared. I think I’ve found it:

* *  How bad was the 1970s translation of the Roman Missal? (PDF)

… Beyond belief, is it not?