What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once? Plant yourself at an entrance of a popular music festival with a sign, some free stuff, and a smile. That’s what Catholic priest Fr. David Jenuwine did last weekend, at BottleRock Napa, a three-day music festival with roughly 30,000 in attendance.
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
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
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
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
Two borthers, Steve DeMaio and Steve Eguino are Brother in the Salesians of Don Bosco, studying to become catholic Priests. The two brothers are “Hip Hop” singers known by the stage name “Bosco Boys”. They have released a recent song recorded with Te Deum Ministries and Array of Hope. The new song is titled “Who
The celebration in 2017 will be attended by Pope Francis Composer Sir James MacMillan has been commissioned by the Shrine of Fátima to write a work for the shrine’s centenary. Sir James, a Catholic Herald contributing editor, will write the 15-minute work for the closing concert of the Centennial of the Apparitions at Fátima on
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