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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), where he also 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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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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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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