Watch a priest leave this bride and groom speechless—and in tears

I’ve never seen anything quite like this. And I’ll wager you haven’t either. From the Christian Post:  SonLight Music Ministry had just finished what sounded like a beautiful rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” when Father Ray Kelly again took the mic at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane. But instead of closing the [Read More...]

A “Frozen” father’s lament

Priceless. One man gives voice to what so many dads are feeling these days. [Read more...]

Groundbreaking news in the world of choral music

From Kings College Choir in the UK. [Read more...]

What? No elephants in the aisle?

Here’s something nifty:  Passengers on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney on Monday were treated to an impromptu performance of “Circle of Life” by the Australian cast of “The Lion King.” Surprised travelers were greeted with song as they boarded Virgin Australia Flight 970. The cast was in Brisbane for an announcement that the Broadway production will open in [Read More...]

Looking for a little inspiration for this Sunday’s homily?

Try this. Take it away, Peter, Paul and Mary.  From 1966 on the BBC. And then there’s this version, which comes from 1961, from the great Mahalia Jackson. [Read more...]

This nun is on fire: the amazing performance everyone is talking about

Behold, the nun who is rocking “The Voice” in Italy: A singing, swaying, amazing nun stunned judges in a recent performance on “The Voice of Italy.” Video of 25-year-old Sister Cristina Scuccia has gone viral on YouTube, and it’s a clip that needs no translation. The judges/coaches on the reality singing competition have their backs to [Read More...]

This is why college theater majors should never marry each other

Because it leads to things like this: lip-sync performances from “Frozen” on family trips. Dude, keep your EYES ON THE ROAD! [Read more...]

Katy Perry video edited after Muslims charge blasphemy

Details from the BBC:  The video for Katy Perry’s track Dark Horse has been edited following claims from some Muslims it was blasphemous. More than 65,000 people signed a petition which stated the clip - featuring a pendant with the Arabic word for God on it being reduced to sand – was offensive. The music video has [Read More...]

Practicing “The Exsultet”? Try this.—UPDATED

Every year around this time, choir lofts and living rooms around the world echo with the unmistakable sound of deacons practicing the Easter Proclamation—a.k.a., “The Exsultet.” (You can always tell when it’s Lent around my house and I’ve started practicing; my wife makes herself scarce.) What also happens around this time of year is that [Read More...]

The singing nuns: sisters release followup to their blockbuster album

Will wonders never cease?  Details from the AP:  Eight times a day, a group of nuns files into a chapel in their rural northwest Missouri monastery to chant and worship. Quite unexpectedly, this private, prayerful pursuit has made the Benedictines of Mary a chart-topping recording industry curiosity. After being named Billboard’s No. 1 Classical Traditional [Read More...]