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(L-R) Paul Tagliabue, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Sir Gilbert Levine, and Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf.

DC concert to share message of Bl. John XXIII, John Paul II

Jan 20, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

An upcoming concert in Washington, D.C., will celebrate the lives and canonizations of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II,... Read more

Choir at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Hong Kong.

Hymn-writing competition announced for Chinese Catholics

Dec 14, 2013

An international competition launching next month will invite Mandarin Chinese-speaking Catholics throughout the world to compose devotional religious hymns for... Read more

Msgr. Frisina speaks with CNA on Nov. 11, 2013

Vatican composer seeks to portray Bible through music

Nov 18, 2013

By Elise Harris

A well-known composer and professor in Rome has revealed his goal of depicting the Bible through musical composition, stressing that... Read more

Father Jordi Piqué, dean of the Pontifical University of Saint Anselmo's liturgical institute.

Rome university launches course on liturgical music

May 20, 2013

A pontifical university in Rome has launched a master's program in Gregorian chant and the use of the organ at... Read more

Ohio University's Marching 110 band plays in front of St. Peter's Square on May 10, 2013.

Ohio University band gives Vatican taste of America

May 10, 2013

Priests and Vatican employees opened their office windows this afternoon to find out why they were hearing trumpets and drums,... Read more

Music journalist John Waters at the Rimini Meeting in Italy.

Music journalist explores religious qualities of rock 'n' roll

Aug 22, 2012

Rock ‘n’ roll is innately religious and expresses a desire for the infinite, according to one of Ireland’s leading music... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at an April 20, 2012 concert offered for him at the Vatican's Paul VI Hall.

Orchestra performance inspires Pope's message on peace

Jul 12, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI believes that music can help bring different nations and creeds together – as shown by the renowned... Read more