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“Worse, composers are now setting the introits of the missal [instead of the Graduale] to music, even to chant, though these texts were explicitly for spoken recitation only.”
— Dr. William Mahrt (Fall, 2015)

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Rev. David M. Friel
published 10 January 2013 by Corpus Christi Watershed

84161 Fr David Friel Corpus Christi Watershed EV. DAVID M. FRIEL, STL, MA, MDiv, is a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, ordained in May 2011. He is currently in full-time graduate studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, working toward a doctorate in liturgical theology. He studied philosophy & theology at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, where he also served as organist, cantor, and liturgical Master of Ceremonies. Upon ordination, he served for five years as Parochial Vicar at Saint Anselm Church in Northeast Philadelphia. He enjoys backpacking, running, reading, and sports of all kinds.

Father Friel studied organ under Dr. Theodore Kiefer, and he also enjoys composing music. His music has been published at CanticaNOVA Publications, and his Mass in Honor of St. John Neumann is available online through the Creative Commons.


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