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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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“Some of our younger parish clergy read their sermons. This should not be done except for some very special reason. The priest who is not capable of preparing and delivering a brief, clear instruction on Catholic teaching to his people is not fit to be in parish work. The people as a rule do not want to listen to a sermon reader.”
— Archbishop of Baltimore (9 July 1929)

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Justice Antonin Scalia on Church Music
published 30 April 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

HAVE often mentioned my admiration for Justice Antonin Scalia. Readers will be interested in what Justice Scalia has says when asked if he still sings in his Church choir:


Scalia wasn’t implying that Catholics who play the guitar at Mass were “bad people.” Many are good and holy—and they will surely go to Heaven. I believe he was saying it was wrong of us to abandon our musical heritage for compositions lacking dignity, seriousness, and power. You can view the full presentation by clicking here.

By the way, the son of Justice Scalia, who is a Catholic priest, bears a striking resemblance to his father.