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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 Church, no doubt, has always kept, and wishes still to maintain everywhere, the language of her Liturgy; and, before the sad and violent changes of the sixteenth century, this eloquent and effective symbol of unity of faith and communion of the faithful was, as you know, cherished in England not less than elsewhere. But this has never been regarded by the Holy See as incompatible with the use of popular hymns in the language of each country. Such hymns, moreover, are useful to familiarize the people with the great truths of faith, and to keep alive their devotion.”
— LEO XIII, POPE (8 June 1898)

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Fr. George Rutler Speaks Candidly On Church Music
published 9 August 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

E ALMOST NEVER post videos, because we believe our people generally know where to go when they desire videos. The following is an exception. Many topics are broached: Pope Francis, contemporary church music, St. Philip Neri, “Martin” Haugen, whether Christ had perfect pitch, sentimental hymns before Vatican II, and so forth.

Fr. George William Rutler is famous for many things, including his devotion to boxing. He pulls no punches in this interview:


Anyone who loves church music will be captivated by this interview. Period.