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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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That the Mass is the central feature of the Catholic religion hardly needs to be said. During the Reformation (and always) the Mass has been the test. The word of the Reformers—“It is the Mass that matters”—was true. The long persecution of Catholics in England took the practical form of laws chiefly against saying Mass; for centuries the occupant of the English throne was obliged to manifest his Protestantism, not by a general denial of the whole system of Catholic dogma, but by a formal repudiation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation and of the Mass.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Will You Be A Hero?
published 13 May 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

782 heroes HAT WE ATTEMPT here at Corpus Christi Watershed may seem easy. After all, how hard is it to create scores, videos, and articles? But consider how few websites are dedicated to the liturgy. Consider how few websites have contributors who use their real names. Consider the lack of integrity in this modern world, and you will begin to understand how difficult our work is. Moreover, you’d be amazed at the effort required to maintain a website. We’re 100% volunteers—we have no employees, no endowment, and no major benfactors. We only survive because of HEROES.

Heroes are people willing to donate $5.00 each month. Can you help?

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The other day I wrote about the topic of liturgical “silence”—but another type is when people just don’t say anything, refusing to speak out in favor of solemnity at Mass. Whoever speaks out will receive nasty comments as well as nice ones, and this can be difficult to accept. We are trying not to be “silent” but we need your help. Thank you!