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letters | on the venerable church organ

Catholic Mass has its problems, but organ music isn’t one of them

As pastor of a Catholic parish with an excellent liturgical music program, I was dismayed to read the Oct. 25 op-ed by Jennifer Graham, headlined “Save the Church! (kill the organs).” The music at our church draws parishioners from all over the metropolitan area, and one of the highlights is the beautiful Casavant organ and its versatility in concert with an excellent choir.

Although we celebrate with a variety of liturgical and musical styles at our eight weekend Masses, the organ is the featured instrument at our choir and cantored Masses.

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