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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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Photograph of Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt
published 26 July 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

OR YEARS I SEARCHED IN VAIN for a nice photograph of Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt. Mr. William Shannon was kind enough to send one to us (below). It was taken sometime during the 1950s: that is, at a time when he’d taken over editing Cæcilia from his mentor, Dom Ermin Vitry, and was still running the famous Boys Town summer workshops with Flor Peeters, Roger Wagner, James Welch, Fr. Francis Brunner, and many others.

7123 Monsignor Schmitt Photograph