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Instrument and its players earn respect, not scorn

If Jennifer Graham’s Oct. 25 op-ed “Save the church! (kill the organs)” is satire, it’s not funny. Unfortunately, it appears that Graham is serious.

Of all the issues in the Roman Catholic Church today, blaming the organ for driving people away is laughable. If someone doesn’t like the music at a local parish, they could go to the next parish over or, better yet, talk to the pastor and musician about how to forge a better path.

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