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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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Was Fulton J. Sheen Ever Wrong?
published 7 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

OME OF OUR READERS are aware of the fact that we have made the complete Fulton J. Sheen Sunday Missal available for instant download. Looking at the Introit for this coming Sunday, we see that Sheen’s Missal has “Exsultat” instead of “Exsultet” which we find in the Solesmes books (based on the Graduale).

The following three examples show that both versions are allowed:


(Needless to say, Sheen was not the one who actually did the work of editing his Missal. That was done by Jesuits Caraman & Walsh.)