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.”
FaithFaith in Focus
Kim R. Harris
This historic and traditional music reflects the experience, thoughts, sorrows, joys and spirituality of our enslaved and free ancestors.
Arts & CultureNews
The Associated Press
One of Germany’s most famous Catholic boys’ choirs, the Regensburg Cathedral Choir, plans to establish a separate choral group for girls for the first time in its more than 1000-year history.
Greg Erlandson - Catholic News Service
The U.S. bishops' doctrine committee in a forthcoming report suggests guidelines for bishops in evaluating hymn lyrics and for selecting hymnals being considered for use in churches.
Addison Del Mastro
Deep in the ‘Gather’ hymnal is a treasury of distinctly Catholic meaning set to music. We could use a lot of more that.
1940s choir boys (ClassicStock/Alamy)
Arts & CultureMusic
Benjamin Ivry
“It might be a good thing to discard this piece whose popularity is becoming unhealthy,” one early critic wrote.