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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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“If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei…that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo, the Te Deum, and the Litanies sung by the people over any piece of polyphony.”
— Giuseppe Cardinal Sarto, Letter to Msgr. Callegari (1897)

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“No, I was taught that in school…”
published 8 June 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

ADALYN Murray O’Hair—who self-identified as an Atheist—got her five minutes of fame by means of a Lawsuit which led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling ending official Bible-reading in American public schools in 1963.

In the following clip she went on National Television ill-prepared. The host doesn’t let her off the hook, and insists on knowing whether she can quote accurately the First Amendment:


Like so many television personalities, William F. Buckley Jr. was “hit or miss”—but in my opinion his wit is very much in evidence in this clip, especially where he exclaims: “I’m trying to take you seriously, and I shall work on it.”

You can find the entire show on Mdme. YouTube.