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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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"Like all other liturgical functions, like offices and ranks in the Church, indeed like everything else in the world, the religious service that we call the Mass existed long before it had a special technical name."
— Rev. Adrian Fortescue (1912)

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Rare Photograph: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen With Father Joseph Ratzinger in 1965
published 7 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

OURTESY of John Sonnen’s invaluable blog we see Grégoire-Pierre Cardinal Agagianian—leader of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith—with his collaborators at the Second Vatican Council in 1965, including Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen and the future Pope Benedict XVI.

483 Sheen Ratzinger


Sheen was involved with the Second Vatican Council, but remained virtually silent about it later on. (He did, however, mention a few things in his autobiography.) With regard to the massive liturgical changes of the 1970s, to my knowledge Sheen never uttered a single word about any of these, which probably means something.