A very good question, but one that Barney Zwartz does not help by giving us only two choices for the answer: “the people or the Pope?”
That is rather like asking “To whom do you belong? Yourself, or the State?” The answer is, of course, neither. Rather you belong to God, and thus render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s (“That’s just what Jesus said, sir!”, as the Life of Brian leper put it).
So, to whom does the Church belong? Jesus Christ. That is something which all Christians can agree upon. And to whom did Jesus Christ entrust the office of teaching, governing and sanctifying the Church which is always his and only his? To the Bishops in communion with the Successor of Peter (at least that is how the Catholic Church understands it – if you are not Catholic, you will no doubt have other ideas). The Church does not “belong” to said Bishops and Pope, of course, but the authority to “teach, govern and sanctify” his Church does.
So when the entire body of English speaking Bishops – after a very long and extensive consultation process (okay, they didn’t ask me or Dr Paul Collins or Fr Blogs, but they did ask everyone who had the duty of “teaching, governing and sanctifying” God’s Church) – determines what translatin we are to use of the Roman Missal in English speaking Church, that should be that, shouldn’t it?
Or is it that the noise makers really want answer the question “To whom does the Church belong?” with the answer that “It belongs to ME!”? Newsflash: it doesn’t. It belongs always, only and forever to Jesus Christ. Take up your complaint with him, rather than with your friendly neighbourhood religious journalist.