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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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.