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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 problem of the new Missal resides in its departure from the continuous history which was going on before and after Pius V, and that it creates definitely a new book (although with old material). Its appearance is accompanied by a type of prohibition of what was traditional, being such a type of prohibition alien to the ecclesiastical history of law and of liturgy. From my personal knowledge of the conciliar debates and from the repeated reading of the speeches of the Fathers of the Council, I can say with certainty, that this was not intended by them.”
— Cardinal Ratzinger, Letter to Wolfgang Waldstein (14 December 1976)

CALLING ALL PRIESTS! —Your Parishioners Are Waiting… They're Waiting For…
published 14 August 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

946 RofR ARDINAL ANTONELLI was the first Secretary of the Concilium, which reformed the Roman Rite in the 1960s. He is an impartial and extremely well-informed witness of these liturgical reforms. Here’s what he wrote on 24 July 1968:

“Until the Council, liturgical law was regarded as something sacred; but for many, it no longer exists. Everyone now feels authorized to do what he likes, and many of the young do just that.”   (source)

He later added: “In the liturgy, every word and every gesture expresses an idea which is always a theological idea.”

A new publication for Ordinary Form parishes is available, and Cardinal Antonelli would have loved it, because it emphasizes (through beautiful images, typesetting, & explanations) that “every word and every gesture of the liturgy expresses a theological idea.”

BUT HOW CAN A PARISH buy these books? Even though it’s sold for an incredibly low price, the fact remains that parishes often don’t have extra money. Good news! The people in the parish are waiting to help you!   Listen to what one parish priest said:

ONE SUNDAY MORNING, I put a sample copy of the Missal in the narthex for the people to view, and kept it out there for a couple of Sundays. I was amazed at the response. “It’s beautiful!” — “It’s just what we need in the pews!” — “Can I contribute towards the cost?” And so, I launched out into the deep and asked for donations. Within 72 hours we had not only covered the cost, but also had more donations than we could possibly use for that project.

[N.B. He was talking the Campion Missal (Extraordinary Form), but the Jogues Missal does the same thing for the Ordinary Form.]

To grab the attention of your parishioners, why not get a gigantic poster like this one? Use the “Contact Us” on the upper right for more information. The best part: You can enlarge the picture of your choosing!