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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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“In my capacity as the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, I continue to remind all that the celebration toward the East (versus orientem) is authorized by the rubrics of the missal, which specify the moments when the celebrant must turn toward the people. A particular authorization is, therefore, not needed to celebrate Mass facing the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, 23 May 2016

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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