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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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“As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II

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Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli in Cappa Magna
published 2 August 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

This appears to be a picture of Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli as Papal Nuncio circa 1933. I suspect it was taken during a Eucharistic congress:


I believe I see a blue biretta in the background. I’ve been told that bishops of France—during the 17th century—had blue cassocks with blue birettas. Anyone care to hazard a guess regarding why a blue biretta would have been used circa 1933?