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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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That the Mass is the central feature of the Catholic religion hardly needs to be said. During the Reformation (and always) the Mass has been the test. The word of the Reformers—“It is the Mass that matters”—was true. The long persecution of Catholics in England took the practical form of laws chiefly against saying Mass; for centuries the occupant of the English throne was obliged to manifest his Protestantism, not by a general denial of the whole system of Catholic dogma, but by a formal repudiation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation and of the Mass.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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?