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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 should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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The Passing Of Helen Hull Hitchcock
published 21 October 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

753 Helen H IA EMAIL, we’ve received sad news. Helen Hitchcock has passed away. I was sorry to learn this, but I believe she is in Heaven.

Helen was a rare person. She cared deeply about others. She was a faithful Roman Catholic. She dedicated her life to the Church, putting all her other hopes, dreams, and aspirations on hold. Surely God will reward her for this.

I met Helen several times. She was absolutely consumed with a desire to help the Church. She possessed no jealousy. Her only concern was serving God and loving her family.

Helen Hull Hitchcock (“HHH”) headed ADOREMUS, a very important organization. I really hope ADOREMUS will continue, because its work was crucial. As a matter of fact, it was probably the most important organization dedicated to the Sacred Liturgy for about twenty years. But whether or not her organization continues is no longer her concern. She fought the good fight. Her struggles are over now.