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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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“Philip the presbyter and legate of the Apostolic See said: There is no doubt, and in fact it has been known in all ages, that the holy and most blessed Peter, prince and head of the apostles, pillar of the faith, and foundation of the Catholic Church, received the keys of the kingdom from our Lord Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the human race, and that to him was given the power of loosing and binding sins: who down even to today and forever both lives and judges in his successors. The holy and most blessed pope Celestine, according to due order, is his successor and holds his place, and us he sent to supply his place in this holy synod.”
— Council of Ephesus (A.D. 431)

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Video • Pius XII Speaking Fantastic English To Troops Who Liberated Rome!
published 5 June 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

WHEN ASKED who the most intelligent person of the 20th century was, many people would quickly respond: “Pius XII.” As a bonus, his command of English was quite good — bravo!

His Holiness mentions St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher, and others.

Hat Tip: Orbis Catholicus