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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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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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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