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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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That the Mass is the central feature of the Catholic religion hardly needs to be said. During the Reformation (and always) the Mass has been the test. The word of the Reformers—“It is the Mass that matters”—was true. The long persecution of Catholics in England took the practical form of laws chiefly against saying Mass; for centuries the occupant of the English throne was obliged to manifest his Protestantism, not by a general denial of the whole system of Catholic dogma, but by a formal repudiation of the doctrine of Transubstantiation and of the Mass.
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Suzanne Toolan • Missing Verse From “I Am The Bread Of Life” Hymn
published 12 March 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

THIS WAS SENT to my email inbox—can anyone verify its authenticity?

679 Suzanne Toolan


I’m not sure whether this is a hoax—one must exercise caution on the internet. If you can help solve this mystery, please use the Facebook comment section.

The text itself seems to be based on the Gospel of John, which is called the “Eucharistic Gospel” because of its sixth chapter.


UPDATE at 11:30am 3/13/2016 :

Many of the people commenting on Facebook agree with me that this is probably a hoax.

Some have suggested that my posting this—in an effort to determine the truth—constitutes “defamation.” However, it’s difficult for me to understand how attempting to determine the truth about something could be defamation.

If this is a hoax—and it seems likely it is—I’m at a loss to know why somebody went through the process of creating such a hoax; what did they gain?


UPDATE at 11:24am 3/17/2016 :

On the CCW facebook, Steven Ottományi posted the following on 15 March at 10:40am:

I have just spoken with Sr. Suzanne Toolan on the phone. She has confirmed that at no time was any text considered, other than the two selections from John (chapters 6 and 11).
In other words, according to this phone call, Toolan confirms our suspicions that this is a hoax.