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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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"To the extent that the new sacred music is to serve the liturgical celebrations of the various churches, it can and must draw from earlier forms — especially from Gregorian chant — a higher inspiration, a uniquely sacred quality, a genuine sense of what is religious."
— Pope John Paul II (June 1980)

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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?