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hymnals behind a pew
Thomas J. Reese
More U.S. Protestants are satisfied with the sermons and music they hear at services than Catholics, according to a Pew Research study. Catholics also feel less connected to their fellow congregants.
The Notre Dame Folk Choir
Arts & CultureFaith in Focus
Anna Staud
The Notre Dame Folk Choir was like a family I did not want to leave behind.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
Can a song save your life? Can a canticle change your life, fundamentally alter its course?
Composer Sarah Hart (photo: Abigail Lewis)
Arts & CultureMusic
Jim McDermott
“In the Living Waters” speaks directly to anyone who finds themselves suffering, ashamed or alone, and it describes a God waiting to welcome them.
FaithVantage Point
David F. Gallagher
Want better music at Mass? Leave it to the professionals (and pay them).
James Kendall plays the organ during an "Advent Lessons and Carols" service on the first Sunday of Advent at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Lindenhurst, N.Y., on Nov. 28, 2021. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
FaithShort Take
Jessica Carney
We need some criteria in deciding what music is best for Mass. St. Thomas Aquinas offers us three qualities that anything beautiful must have.