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New boys’ choir CD explores rich music of Mary

Boston, Mass., Sep 27, 2017 / 06:03 am (CNA).- Boys’ choirs have been a tradition in the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages, when men and women did not sing together in public, and boys’ higher-pitched voices were needed to round out the sound of sacred music […]

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Pope Francis: Education is key to the renewal of sacred music

Vatican City, Mar 4, 2017 / 09:25 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Saturday that while liturgical music has often struggled to live up to the quality and beauty the mystery of the Eucharist requires, we can promote its renewal by investing in a solid musical education […]

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Why there’s hope for Catholic liturgical music

Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2016 / 12:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For decades, there's been concern in many corners of the Church that Catholic music is in crisis. The 1992 book “Why Catholics Can't Sing” outlined a history of modern Catholic Liturgical music and a rapid shift away […]

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Sister Cristina gives Pope Francis a copy of her music album

Vatican City, Dec 12, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline religious who won The Voice Italy earlier this year, greeted Pope Francis on Wednesday and gave him a copy of her new album, "Sister Cristina." The encounter took place at the conclusion […]

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For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

Ann Arbor, Mich., Nov 15, 2014 / 03:46 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty found in “truly good” forms of art. “My desire with this […]

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Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Yangon, Myanmar, Aug 30, 2014 / 07:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new musical endeavor.   Catholic Creative Artists Association – an indigenous group of Catholic professional artists inspired by […]

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El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jul 24, 2014 / 02:12 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict. The orchestra […]

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