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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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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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VIDEO • Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen & William F. Buckley
published 9 January 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE FOLLOWING EXCERPT was taken from a 1971 appearance by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on “Firing Line”—a famous television show which ran from 1966–1999—with William F. Buckley:


In his Confessions, Saint Augustine used the example of stealing an apple to represent all his youthful sins—that is, if I remember correctly. I like when St. Augustine talks about the human mind. When the brain forgets something, it cannot recall what it forgot—but it knows what it’s NOT.