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Today after fifteen weeks, I returned to Mass since the Coronavirus caused the lockdown. It was the first Sunday Mass allowed in New York City, the first Mass had been allowed this past Monday but I had not the opportunity to go the entire week.

Yes, we had to wear masks. Yes, every other row was cordoned off from sitting, and there were tape marks on the pews locating a six-foot distance. My church has two center aisle sets of rows of pews and one set on each side. The two outer sets could be used for families where one was not required to sit six feet apart.

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Once again the country has found itself reeling from mass shootings, this time two in a matter of hours. (Wait a minute, hold everything. It must be stipulated right up front that we aren’t going to count the multiple shootings and murders that occur with numbing regularity in Chicago, Baltimore and virtually every other large, […]

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Happy Easter, everyone! Thomas Tallis was probably inspired to write his Spem in alium after hearing Alessandro Striggio’s Missa sopra “Ecco sì beato giorno” – the mass on “Yes, the Blessed Day is Here”. It is a polychoral setting of the ordinary parts of the mass, employing 40 different voice parts in the Gloria and […]

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