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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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“It would be a grave error to imagine that the principle orientation of the sacrificial action is towards the community. If the priest celebrates «VERSUS POPULUM», which is legitimate and often advisable, his spiritual attitude ought always to be «VERSUS DEUM PER JESUM CHRISTUM», as representative of the entire Church.”
— Official Vatican Statement (25 September 2000)

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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.)