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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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"The Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

1949 Mass at the ruins of the Nagasaki Cathedral
published 9 August 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

524 Mass 1949 Latin AVID HUGHES KINDLY made us aware of these marvelous and historic photographs of the Extraordinary Form.

Among other things, they show a 1949 Pontifical Mass in the ruins of the Nagasaki Cathedral in honor of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of St. Francis Xavier in Japan. The crowd of pilgrims is breathtaking.

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