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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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“Some of our younger parish clergy read their sermons. This should not be done except for some very special reason. The priest who is not capable of preparing and delivering a brief, clear instruction on Catholic teaching to his people is not fit to be in parish work. The people as a rule do not want to listen to a sermon reader.”
— Archbishop of Baltimore (9 July 1929)

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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?