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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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“I still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law. Many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of.”
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516

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And The Answer Is … (?)
published 4 September 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

430 memento F YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO, Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, explains how to properly pray the Memento for the dead. One does not “fill in” the N. et N. until the end.

I’ve asked several priests, and all of them agree Fr. Pendergraft is correct. However, nobody seems to know why. If anyone cares to venture a guess, please use the combox.

If you click on the image (upper right), the 10th century manuscript contained therein seems to affirm our current practice.