I can’t think of a better way to close this day. This was sung as our recessional hymn at all the Masses this Sunday. Here, doing it to perfection, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. God of our fathers, whose almighty hand Leads forth in beauty all the starry band Of shining worlds in splendor through the [Read More...]
I asked a similar question a few weeks back, around Memorial Day, and got some interesting responses. Here’s what happened at my parish at the 5 pm Mass Saturday night. Following the prayer after communion, the leader of song invited everyone to remain standing to sing our national anthem. Not “America” or “God Bless America.” [Read More...]
The Anchoress has accused me of “blubbering” over stuff like this. Wrong. I never blubber. I sniffle. But now she’s gone and posted the video below, which may be one of the most potent and unexpected pro-life (and pro-living) testaments you’ll see on television. And I have to admit: I’m blubbering. Just watch. [Read more...]
From Mike Nichols’ “Working Girl.” Ah, a flashback to the ’80s, complete with big hair, big shoulder pads, big Nikes to walk to work. A great song (thank you, Ms. Carly Simon) from a great romantic comedy (and when was the last time someone in Hollywood made one of those, anyway?). And, as an added [Read More...]
I just love this. Watch it and share it. UPDATE: For those who have asked, this link has the lyrics. The song is “All We Are” by Sugarland. A snip: Fire like lightnin’ Burning up the night Smoke horizon Won’t give up the fight Where deep inside, you can hear that call Wakin’ your heart, [Read More...]
That’s how one priest I know described this new setting to the familiar (some would argue, overly familiar) “Mass of Creation” by Marty Haugan. A lot of American parishes have used the older version, and will begin using this new setting this month, in anticipation of the new Roman Missal, which makes its debut on [Read More...]
Archbishop Charles Chaput has decided to forgo the customary knock on the cathedral door when he is installed in Philadelphia next month — and other details of the ceremony are also coming to light: There will be no knocking on the door when Archbishop Charles J. Chaput arrives to the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter [Read More...]
I never knew that the theme song of my favorite sitcom is actually longer than 30 seconds. Until now. Thanks to the God Googler, Mike Hayes, here’s the whole thing — and a peppy little video, to boot! [Read more...]
As we get ready for Irene, here’s a favorite song from a favorite show, “The Fantasticks.” This is a clip from the seldom-seen movie version, from 1995. It features Jean Louisa Kelly, who is probably better known as the chipper wife, Kim, on the long-running sitcom “Yes, Dear.” Who knew she could sing? [Read more...]
Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon serving the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. In February 2011, he was named the Executive Editor of ONE, the acclaimed magazine published by the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA).
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