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Feb 4, 2021 - 06:05 am .- Pope Francis praised musicians on Thursday for showing “new creativity” despite severe restrictions imposed on their work by the coronavirus pandemic.    
Dec 21, 2020 - 04:00 am .- When the singers of the Schola Cantorum of the London Oratory School gathered earlier this year to create a new album, they knew they had little margin for error.
Dec 10, 2020 - 07:01 pm .- The doctrine committee of the US bishops’ conference (USCCB) earlier this year produced a guide to evaluating the lyrics of hymns on the basis of their doctrinal content, noting that Vatican II declared sacred music’s purpose to be “the glory of God and the sanctification of the faithful.”
Jul 28, 2020 - 08:00 am .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has praised the “glorious music” of Johann Sebastian Bach in a message to a festival in Germany.
Jul 6, 2020 - 03:15 am .- Ennio Morricone, an Oscar-winning Italian composer honored by Pope Francis, has died at the age of 91.
Apr 15, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- Oscar-winning composer Ennio Morricone was awarded the Gold Medal of the Pontificate Monday for his artistic accomplishments.
Oct 24, 2018 - 05:06 pm .- Musical inspiration can come from unexpected places - like a Franciscan friar’s struggle to learn Spanish.
Sep 19, 2018 - 10:50 am .- U2 front man Bono had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican Wednesday afternoon, saying afterward the Holy Father was “incredibly gracious with his time, his concentration.”
May 30, 2018 - 12:40 pm .- The Catholic University of America announced Tuesday that Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw has been appointed dean of the university's school of music.
May 9, 2018 - 03:08 pm .- A surprise performance by the Sistine Chapel Choir at the Met Gala this week left attendees in awe and helped convey the joy and beauty of the Church, said one of the organizers of the performance.
Dec 15, 2017 - 10:41 am .- Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of the mystery of Christmas, said Pope Francis in remarks on Friday.
Dec 12, 2017 - 12:09 pm .- Folk music is known for its foot-tapping, hand-clapping, barn-raising style – but now, a group of Dominican brothers is giving the genre a theological twist.
Oct 28, 2017 - 04:10 pm .- Among other things, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist have been known to appear on game shows and to chat with Oprah Winfrey on television.
Oct 24, 2017 - 11:16 am .- For the third year in a row, the Sistine Chapel Choir has released a new CD, which this year is dedicated to Advent and Christmas, and features unique scores based on historic manuscripts from the Vatican Library.  
Sep 27, 2017 - 06:03 am .- 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 used at Mass.
Aug 6, 2017 - 04:02 pm .- While Antonio Vivaldi's “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the world, for some, his greatest masterpieces are not the scores resonating spring, summer, fall and winter, but rather his sacred music.
Jun 1, 2017 - 04:24 pm .- What’s a good way to reach a lot of young people all at once?
May 26, 2017 - 04:12 pm .- A young girl in Charles Town, West Virginia was undergoing treatment for bone cancer when she dreamed about meeting a beautiful princess.
May 18, 2017 - 03:08 pm .- If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The 57-year-old Irish musician has spoken out several times about the inspiration that he draws from reading the Biblical hymns.
Dec 24, 2016 - 07:25 am .- If you're itching to welcome in the yuletide with Christmas carols, a new album released by the friars of the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. might just hold the holiday tune you’ve been searching for.

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