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Fr. David Jenuwine.

Priest plants himself at popular music festival, goes viral on Reddit

Jun 1, 2017

By Mary Farrow

What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once?  Read more

This parish is hosting a benefit concert for children with cancer

May 26, 2017

A young girl in Charles Town, West Virginia was undergoing treatment for bone cancer when she dreamed about meeting a... Read more

Bono.

Bono thinks Christian artists need to be way more honest

May 18, 2017

If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The 57-year-old Irish... Read more

Watch the new Christmas music video released by the Dominican friars

Dec 24, 2016

If you're itching to welcome in the yuletide with Christmas carols, a new album released by the friars of the... Read more

Children greet Pope Francis at the Refugee Camp of St. Sauveur in Bangui Nov. 29, 2016.

Vatican police mark 200th anniversary with concert for needy children

Dec 16, 2016

By Elise Harris

In honor of their bicentenary, the Vatican Gendarmerie have decided to celebrate with an act of mercy: they will host... Read more

Sacred Music Clinic in the Diocese of Lincoln.

Diocese of Lincoln sees strong turnout at first Sacred Music Clinic

Sep 1, 2016

The Diocese of Lincoln held its first “Sacred Music Clinic” Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the campus... Read more

Dr. Leo Nestor is inducted into the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great by Cardinal Donald Wuerl on May 14, 2016.

How a music professor became a papal knight

May 29, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

Growing up in a modest home in southern California, Leo Nestor never imagined that his love of music would one... Read more

The Edge, lead guitarist of U2.

U2's lead guitarist rocks Sistine Chapel in concert for a cure

May 3, 2016

Lead guitarist The Edge from Irish rock band sensation U2 played “the most beautiful parish hall in the world” this... Read more

 Madonna.

Singapore archbishop slams Madonna concert as 'pseudo-art'

Feb 25, 2016

Singapore's music fans can do better than Madonna, the local Catholic archbishop has said.  Read more

Photo courtesy of Alanna Marie Boudreau.

For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

Dec 29, 2015

By Hillary Mast

An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her... Read more

Photo courtesy of Luke Spehar.

A chat with millennial Catholic artist Luke Spehar

Dec 21, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Luke Spehar was an aspiring musician with a girlfriend when he couldn’t shake the feeling that God was calling him... Read more

Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Sep 3, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month... Read more

Ennio Morricone.

Oscar-winning composer pens Mass for the Pope

Jun 12, 2015

The musical settings of Ennio Morricone are more likely to be heard at a movie theater than a church, but... Read more

Photo courtesty of Alanna Marie Boudreau.

For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

Nov 15, 2014

By Hillary Mast

An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her... Read more

Sr. Cristina sings on

Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayer

Oct 22, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single... Read more

Sr. Cristina on The Voice Italy.

Nun who won Italy's 'The Voice' records first album

Sep 24, 2014

Universal has released a promotional video for the first album by Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline nun who won first... Read more

Arcbishop Charles Bo SDB of Yangon (Seated Center) with Burmese professional Catholic artists during the recording of the music album Revelation.

Myanmar celebrates 500 years of Catholicism with music, art

Aug 30, 2014

Celebrating 500 years since the arrival of Catholicism in Myanmar, Catholic artists have pooled together to evangelize through a new... Read more

The Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra. Photo courtesy of Fr. Jose Maria Moratalla Escudero.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Jul 24, 2014

Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco... Read more

Logo for Pope Francis' August, 2014 visit to South Korea.

Korean celebrities create music video ahead of Pope's visit

Jul 8, 2014

By Elise Harris

More than 20 Korean celebrities have come together in making a music video honoring Pope Francis’ upcoming visit, and is... Read more

Sr. Cristina on The Voice Italy

Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' says priorities are Jesus, prayer

Jun 9, 2014

Speaking to reporters for the first time after her victory on The Voice Italy, Sister Cristina Scuccia said that she... Read more