Music

Thumbnail luke spehar courtesy of luke spehar cna 8 19 15 A chat with millennial Catholic artist Luke Spehar

Luke Spehar was an aspiring musician with a girlfriend when he couldn’t shake the feeling that God was calling him to enter the seminary and...

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Thumbnail prince credit scott penner via flickr cc by sa 20 cna After Prince’s death, Vatican praise for his rare gift of music

The death of the songwriter, singer and music producer Prince drew reactions from the Vatican and praise for his musical talent.Cardinal Gianfranco...

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Thumbnail recording adoration at ephesus in the st johns chapel credit benedictines of mary queen of apostles cna 4 Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they...

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Thumbnail bono credit jstone shutterstock cna Bono thinks Christian artists need to be way more honest

Washington D.C., May 18, 2017 / 03:08 pm (CNA).- If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The...

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Thumbnail wal photo Catholic musical group WAL ministers through melody

Los Angeles praise band WAL – short for “We Are Loved” – designed its latest record with Mass appeal. The young adult Catholic parish youth and...

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Thumbnail choir of the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington dc courtesy of the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception cna 9 2 15 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...

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Thumbnail the don bosco youth symphonic orchestra photo courtesy of fr jose maria moratalla escudero cna 7 23 14 1 El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an...

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Thumbnail photo courtesy of alanna marie boudreau cna 11 14 14 For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty...

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Thumbnail harry wedding Harry Connick Jr. says his faith, values and career are ‘entwined’

There are few people in show business who have carved as unique a path on the pop culture landscape over the last 30 years as Harry Connick Jr.,...

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Thumbnail nestor edited cna How a music professor became a papal knight

Growing up in a modest home in southern California, Leo Nestor never imagined that his love of music would one day lead to him becoming a papal...

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Thumbnail the sistine chapel choir concert in westminster cathedral on may 6 2012 credit mazur catholicnewsorguk cna 9 29 15 Is this the solution to Catholics' 'desperate' musical situation?

Rome, Italy, Mar 10, 2017 / 02:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hundreds of musicians and pastors from around the world have signed a document urging...

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More than 20 Korean celebrities have come together in making a music video honoring Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, and is an initiative they hope...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 114856072 Liturgy: The ritual dimension of song – God is present whenever we sing God’s praise

Most of us would agree that music enhances everything we do in life. It lifts our celebrations, carries our sorrows, energizes our weariness, gives...

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Thumbnail armagosa deathvalley Marta Becket and the Amargosa Opera House

Several springs ago, I took a road trip to Death Valley, stayed at the Amargosa Opera House and Hotel and fell in love with Marta Becket. I...

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Thumbnail arcbishop charles bo sdb of yangon seated center with burmese professional catholic artists during the recording of the music album revelation credit fr leo mang cbcm cna Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical...

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Thumbnail sr cristina on the voice italy cna 3 20 14 4 Nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' records first album

Universal has released a promotional video for the first album by Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won first place on last season’s...

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Thumbnail sr cristina on the voice italy cna 3 20 14 1 Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she now plans to return to the two...

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Thumbnail wyd hymn screenshot cna Official song of World Youth Day Panama released

Panama City, Panama, Jul 4, 2017 / 08:46 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Monday the Archdiocese of Panama released the official theme song of the next...

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