The Deacon's Bench

Yesterday, Archbishop Dolan announced that the Archdiocese of New York would get its very first basilica: the historic Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in lower Manhattan.

Fittingly, the previous weekend the old church — forerunner of the glorious temple in midtown — hosted something truly special: mass celebrated in Gaelic.

Curious? You can get a little taste of what it was like right here.

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