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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 regrets that this trade in African slaves, that he believed having ceased, is still exercised in some regions and even more cruel way. He begs and begs the King of Portugal that it implement all its authority and wisdom to extirpate this unholy and abominable shame.”
— Pope Pius VII, writing to the King of Portugal

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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?