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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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“The authority of the Pope is not unlimited. It is at the service of Sacred Tradition. Still less is any kind of general ‘freedom’ of manufacture, degenerating into spontaneous improvisation, compatible with the essence of faith and liturgy. The greatness of the liturgy depends—we shall have to repeat this frequently—on its lack of spontaneity.”
— Josef Cardinal Ratzinger (2000)

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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?