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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Music for the Holy Souls

Music for the Holy Souls

Fr. George W. Rutler
 

The biographies of classical composers could give the impression that irregular behavior has been almost a necessary attribute of great talent. A particularly rank example is the uniquely inventive Renaissance composer of sacred music and madrigals, Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, who murdered his wife and her lover, mutilated their corpses and exposed them naked […]

Keeping in Touch with Death

Sean Fitzpatrick
 

When my friend’s little brother died, his family performed rites that are rare nowadays. They brought the body of their boy back home. They dressed him and laid him out for a wake in their dining room. They built his coffin and carved his headstone. They dug his grave and buried him with their own […]

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