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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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Had the Church never spoken on this matter, it would still be repugnant to our Catholic people’s sense of what is fit and proper in the holiest of places, that a priest should have to struggle through the prayers of the Holy Mass, because of such tunes as “Alice, where art thou?” the “Vacant Chair,” and others of more vulgar title, which, through the carelessness or bad judgment of organists, sometimes find their way into our choirs.
— Preface to a Roman Catholic Hymnal (1896)

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“The best I have ever seen. Anywhere. In the world. Period.” —Mr. John Sonnen
published 8 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

470 Latin Mass OR YEARS, JOHN SONNEN has run one of the best, most important, and most influential Catholic blogs: ORBIS CATHOLICUS. Sonnen is a former disciple of Msgr. Richard J. Schuler and currently lives with his wife in Rome.

He recently featured the Jogues Missal on his website:

      * *  New Catholic Pew Book With Photographs

Here’s an excerpt:

HE BEST I HAVE SEEN. Anywhere. In the world. Period. Pastors, acquire these for your parish in bulk. Be amazed. And enjoy. The vitality of the Classical Rite is as fresh as ever. It is a religious revolution. The eagerness of that revolution carries on the young and curious and inspires them. The celebrant in the photos graduated from the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary at the Lateran Archbasilica, and is a good friend and fine priest!

Incidentally, if you come across any rare images of Catholic prelates on the internet, there’s a good chance John Sonnen was the one who’s responsible. Even “major” Catholic websites use his work constantly.