Singing and Polishing in Mater Dolorosa parish
I. Finnegan's questions in her final chapter seem to be directly pertinent to my work among the choirs of Mater Dolorosa and Holy Cross. She asks: "But perhaps music is also in some sense 'special'? Can we speculate that there may be something unique or additional about music-making which also gives it an additional quality beyond those it shares with other minority pursuits?" And it seems that the Catholic Church's answer to this question is a definitive "yes".