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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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“After the Second Vatican Council, the impression arose that the pope really could do anything in liturgical matters, especially if he were acting on the mandate of an ecumenical council. Eventually, the idea of the givenness of the liturgy, the fact that one cannot do with it what one will, faded from the public consciousness of the West.”
— Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

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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.