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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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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

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Fulton J. Sheen • “Hints On Public Speaking”
published 10 November 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

3990 ARCHBISHOP FULTON J SHEEN OMEONE NAMED Thomas C. Reeves wrote a biography of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen entitled: America’s Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen. I can’t recommend purchasing that book because of its serious flaws. 1

However, here’s something I actually liked:

    * *  Hints on Public Speaking (Fulton J. Sheen)

We choirmasters are often called upon to speak in public, so I thought readers would enjoy this. I started giving public presentations while still in college, at venues such as Washburn University. My first attempts were pretty horrible, but that’s okay because I learned a ton.

First Bonus :

Check out this 1935 letter sent by Bishop Schlarman on Sheen’s behalf.

Second Bonus :

Check out this nifty photograph of Sheen with Ratzinger.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   For example, much of it is nothing more than a rehash of Sheen’s autobiography. The citations are laid out very poorly (perhaps by design). Moreover, Mr. Reeves often attempts to “fact check” things about Sheen’s early life, but makes foolish errors in the process. The commentary on “the times” could best be described as simpleminded. Perhaps I should publish a full-fledged review of the book…but that strikes me as a waste of time.