Tag Archives: Music

This parish is hosting a benefit concert for children with cancer

A young girl in Charles Town, West Virginia was undergoing treatment for bone cancer when she dreamed about meeting a beautiful princess. She later identified that princess as St. Philomena, and when she eventually recovered from bone cancer after extensive treatment, her family attributed the recovery to the intercession of St. Philomena, who is known

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Pope Francis shares special sacred music message

Pope Francis said Saturday that while liturgical music has often struggled to live up to the quality and beauty the mystery of the Eucharist requires, we can promote its renewal by investing in a solid musical education for clergy and laity. “Certainly the encounter with modernity and the introduction of the languages spoken in the

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Papal liturgist says divisions over worship ‘distort the Mass’

Mgr Guido Marini said it can be better to wait rather than provoking more conflict The papal liturgist has said that Catholics should “never fight” over liturgy. Speaking at a conference of liturgists and musicians, Mgr Guido Marini, the papal master of liturgical ceremonies, told choir members, directors and priests that when Catholics fight over liturgy, “We distort

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Did the Vatican Outlaw “The Devil In Music?”

I’ve been playing in rock bands since about 1987, when my father bought me my first guitar. At the time, I was heavily influenced by heavy metal musicians. Running in these circles for many years, it was not unusual to encounter stories of an oppressive medieval Catholic Church. In fact, many a heavy-metal band wrote

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DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the soul of the pontiff – and maybe even inspire him to sing along. “Our purpose is to engage the assembly. It’s to unleash the song of the heart of the people

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