Music (liturgical)

Number tiles await placement on the hymnal board. (iStock/linephoto)
John Zupez, S.J. May 08, 2019
A supposed need for variety imposes more and more hymns on congregants, but the cost of novelty can be the full, active participation of those in the pews, writes John Zupez, S.J.
Molly Mattingly December 14, 2018
Last year, 'America' published “An (unconventional) Advent Playlist.” This is my (much more conventional) Advent playlist.
A handwritten score for ‘Silent Night,’ autographed by the song's author, the Rev. Joseph Mohr (photo: Salzburg Museum).
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. December 06, 2018
The Rev. Joseph Mohr wrote the words to the hymn as a reflection on peace after a summer of violence in Salzburg.
Kevin McCabe July 20, 2018
With his "Mass," Leonard Bernstein uses liturgy to give voice to political unease.
Terrance Klein July 03, 2018
Can a song save your life? Can a canticle change your life, fundamentally alter its course?
Colleen Dulle June 14, 2018
Bob Dufford, S.J., started writing “Be Not Afraid” when he was, well, afraid.