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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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“The Pope is not an absolute monarch whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary: the Pope’s ministry is a guarantee of obedience to Christ and to his Word. He must not proclaim his own ideas, but rather constantly bind himself and the Church to obedience to God’s Word, in the face of every attempt to adapt it or water it down, and every form of opportunism.”
— His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI (11 May 2005)

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"The Church has been called to move on." — GIA's Worship IV Hymnal
published 17 December 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

928 Funer WHEN IT COMES to processions, I always thought they had to do with the following:

1. Pilgrimages (in other words, making a sacrifice for God)

2. Public Profession (in other words, showing people we’re not embarrassed to be Catholic)

3. Stational Churches (in other words, harkening back to the days when the people would process to different Churches in Rome)

However, here’s what GIA’s Worship IV says about the Palm Sunday procession:

“Such a movement of people expresses the experience of Lent: the Church has been called to move on, to go ever further toward the paschal mystery of death and resurrection.”   (#1048)

Is this statement true? Anyone?