O Salutaris Hostia
From the Deacon’s Bench:
August 13th, 2021|Categories: Sex abuse crisis|Tags: Sex Abuse Crisis
Details: The Marist Congregation in Spain has confirmed it has received credible accusations of the abuse of minors against Fr.
Whether it serves any purpose to investigate the delicts of a priest who died thirty years ago and the accusations against whom are more than forty years old, is a moot point.What I find strange is the way that his music has to be 'cancelled'. I've never encountered the 'songs' Fr Gabarain has composed and am not likely to; yet they should be judged on their musical merits, not on the character of their author.Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) was one of the most original composers of his day. He was also a murderer, having killed his first wife and her lover. I don't think Fr Gabarain's delicts were on the same scale. Yet the sacred music of Gesualdo was never condemned simply on that account.Incidentally, he was the nephew of St Charles Borromeo.
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