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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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We sternly urge adherence to the established norms by those who raise an uproar or a challenge in the name of a misunderstood creative freedom, and thus inflict so much harm on the Church with their rash innovations, so vulgar, so frivolous—and sometimes even lamentably profane. Otherwise the essence of dogma and obviously of ecclesiastical discipline will be weakened, in line with the famous axiom: "lex orandi, lex credendi." We therefore call for absolute loyalty so that the rule of faith may remain safe.
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Video • Ratzinger made a Cardinal by Paul VI
published 1 February 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

OHN PAUL SONNEN recently posted a video of Cardinal Ratzinger’s episcopal consecration, which also shows snippets of him receiving a red hat from Pope Paul VI:


It’s quite beautiful.

One quibble: I’d prefer a different harmonization of Holy God We Praise Thy Name, one which uses more secondary dominants. For the record, the harmonization by Ted Marier is (in my humble opinion) excellent and not difficult to play.