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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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Pope Gelasius in his 9th Letter to the Bishops of Lucania condemned the evil practice which had been introduced of women serving the priest at the celebration of Mass. Since this abuse had spread to the Greeks, Innocent IV strictly forbade it in his letter to the Bishop of Tusculum: “Women should not dare to serve at the altar; they should be altogether refused this ministry.” We too have forbidden this practice in the same words in Our oft-repeated constitution “Etsi Pastoralis” (§6, #21)
— Pope Benedict XIV • Encyclical “Allatae Sunt” (26 July 1755)

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Be Amazed By This Two-Minute Clip About Cathedrals!
published 27 August 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

THIS ASTOUNDING VIDEO CLIP shows how the Amiens Cathedral was about to fall down, but brilliant medieval architects fixed it with a giant, red-hot, iron band-aid:


So inspiring! I don’t understand why we tolerate so many ugly churches these days. Nine out of every ten churches I see are extremely ugly; and the fact that modern architects get paid to design such disgusting churches makes my blood boil.

You can watch the entire documentary online:

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You will not regret watching that show!