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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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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)
Newman Connection
published 1 September 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

iFACTS, the Institute for Advancing Catholic Thought & Studies, offers a college-level curriculum to students across the country. Taught by Chad-Michael Cunningham, classes will prove to be rigorous and insightful, hoping to reveal the richness and depth of the Catholic Faith. iFACTS is based in Nashville, TN and is taught regularly on the campus of Vanderbilt University as part of the Vanderbilt Catholic campus ministry.

Join Chad-Michael, the Newman Connection, and Vanderbilt Catholic every Wednesday as we roll out a curriculum meant to instruct us in our faith so that ultimately we may live our faith. These courses will challenge and inform, perplex and astound minds and souls that are thirsting to encounter the Beauty and Truth that is Jesus Christ and His Church.

This is a brilliant initiative by the Newman Connection, which is helping to make sure our young Catholics don’t lose their faith when they go to college.