A joyful noise, from America's only Catholic choir school

The only choir school of its kind in America is embarking on a new era, with a new musical director — and he brings his own unique musical tradition to the job. Details in the Boston Globe: Early on a cold December morning, in a classroom near Harvard Square, four dozen boys in black cassocks [Read More...]

The tiny coffins of the "unwanted dead"

A reader noted this story in the comments, and it’s heart-rending. From the Boston Herald: Upon entering this world stillborn, they were abandoned. Even their names, Andrew and Nicholas, were gifts from the Franciscans who placed two teddy bears — each adorned with miraculous medals — on a linen shroud that covered a pair of [Read More...]