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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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The effectiveness of liturgy does not lie in experimenting with rites and altering them over and over, nor in a continuous reductionism, but solely in entering more deeply into the word of God and the mystery being celebrated. It is the presence of these two that authenticates the Church's rites, not what some priest decides, indulging his own preferences.
— Liturgicae Instaurationes (1970)

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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.