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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.
Arts & CultureMusic
Benjamin Ivry
“O Come, All Ye Faithful” is a song almost everyone knows. But where did it come from, and why is it so popular?
Photo: iStock
Arts & CultureMusic
Addison Del Mastro
You might call it the Walmart of hymnals. It doesn’t drill down into any one category. It doesn’t specialize. But it covers most of the bases that most parishes and parishioners would expect.
FaithGoodNews
Giovanna Dell’Orto – Associated Press
“The Mass itself is a reminder that you don’t just have mariachis you tip at tableside in a cantina,” said Alberto Ranjel. “It is a representation of my culture.”