“When I went to St. Cloud’s website, there it is right there: ‘heart of mercy, voice of hope, hands of justice.’ And I’m like, what a stunning mission statement for a diocese,” Steven Warner said. “It’s very humbling to be able to put music around a lofty ideal.”
Longtime friend of Bishop-elect Neary writes hymn for ordination Mass
Eucharistic Revival songwriting competition seeks to inspire Catholic music
“Music has this really unique ability to really capture the heart of the mystery of the Eucharist,” said Marilyn Santos, associate director of the USCCB’s Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis.
Notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI
Here is a collection of notable quotes from Pope Benedict XVI from homilies, documents, messages and speeches from 2005 to 2013, the years he served as pope.
Christina Capecchi: The first notes: when music and prayer converge
As Guido Monaco, an 11th-century Italian, poured over the manuscripts in the abbey’s library, he wondered: Why couldn’t music be written down and read like the words in a book?
Don’t copy superstars, be original and authentic, pope tells young artists
A pontifical foundation invited people between the ages of 16 and 35 to produce new songs inspired by Christmas and its values: life, love, peace and light.
Sounds of hope: Three teens share music and faith at their parish
The three are parishioners at St. Andrew’s in Elk River, where they have sung at Masses, confirmation retreats and faith formation nights.
Grammy-nominated musician Sarah Hart releases new Marian hymn
Hart’s latest “conversation” with God is now available to Catholic churches around the world.
Panel brings Sister Thea Bowman’s life and legacy to Georgetown audience
Sister Thea Bowman, one of six Black Catholics known as a “Servant of God” now that their sainthood causes are being advanced, has plenty of lessons to impart from her life to Catholics today.