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"Does a folk mass count as a real mass?" People sometimes ask Rev. Ed Bader, left, Director of the Catholic Information Centre on Bathurst St. "Because we used folk hymns (provided here by Frank Ash on guitar and his wife, Donna, singing) they thought somehow it wasn't a real mass," he says. Folk masses are symbolic of the revolution in the church which includes allowing secular dress for priests and some nuns.

Picture, 1970, English

"Does a folk mass count as a real mass?" People sometimes ask Rev. Ed Bader, left, Director of the Catholic Information Centre on Bathurst St. "Because we used folk hymns (provided here by Frank Ash on guitar and his wife, Donna, singing) they thought somehow it wasn't a real mass," he says. Folk masses are symbolic of the revolution in the church which includes allowing secular dress for priests and some nuns.

Picture, 1970, English

Notes

Photograph published in the Toronto Star, 17 October 1970, page 65, to illustrate article, "A quiet revolution reshapes the Catholic Church." Catholic Information Centre, 830 Bathurst Street, west side between Bloor Street West and London Street. (43.66587778, -79.41171111)

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Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Religious Customs - miscellaneous

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0013312f