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Ordained in 2011, Father Friel served for five years as Parochial Vicar at St. Anselm Parish in Northeast Philly. He is currently studying toward an STL in sacred liturgy at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
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“Church officials frequently asked Tomás Luis de Victoria for his opinion on cathedral appointments because of his fame and knowledge. He was faithful to his position as convent organist even after his professional debut as an organist, and never accepted any extra pay for being a chapelmaster. Held in great esteem, his contract allowed him frequent travel away from the convent, and he attended Palestrina's funeral (in Rome) in 1594.”
— Dr. Robert Stevenson, 1961 (mod.)

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The Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series
published 24 January 2014 by Fr. David Friel

ENTION HAS BEEN MADE before on these pages of the Art of the Beautiful Lecture Series, sponsored by the Catholic Artists Society and the Thomistic Institute. Their next lecture is set for this weekend.

Professor Anthony Esolen of Providence College will present on Love and Artistic Genesis this Saturday, January 25th, at 7:30 PM. The setting for the lecture is the Catholic Center at NYU (238 Thompson Street). The professor will be familiar to readers of Magnificat, First Things, Touchstone, and Latin Mass. Furthermore, among his recent titles are Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, and a Commentary on the Roman Missal.

If you live within traveling distance of New York City, consider attending this or another of the lectures in the series. More information concerning The Catholic Artists Society is available on their homepage.