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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“In my capacity as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, I continue to remind all that the celebration toward the East (versus orientem) is authorized by the rubrics of the missal, which specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people. A particular authorization is, therefore, not needed to celebrate Mass facing the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016
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.