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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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A Roman Catholic Cleric's Noble Robes
published 20 February 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE ARCHBISHOP of Kraków (a prince by birth) was for a short time a Senator of the Second Polish Republic. Here he is at the Consistory of Cardinals (under Pius XII) held on 18 February 1946:

734 Robes 1946


My Polish is horrible, but I believe his full name was: “Adam Stefan Stanisław Bonifacy Józef Sapieha.” In August 1944, Sapieha was forced to operate the Polish seminary in secret because the Germans were killing seminarians wherever they found them. He therefore moved his students—including the future Pope Saint John Paul II, Karol Wojtyła—into the Bishop’s Palace in Kraków to finish their studies during the Nazi Occupation of Poland.


Photo courtesy of an excellent Polish Blog.