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Franz Schubert – Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D 950

  Relax and listen. Sibylla Rubens, soprano. Irene Friedli, alto. Scot Weir, tenor (Mass Offertorium) Christoph Genz, tenor (Tantum ergo) Matthias Goerne, tenor II & bass (Mass) Thomas Mehnert, bass (Tantum ergo). Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, Bach collegiums Stuttgart. Helmuth Rilling, conductor. Franz Schubert – Mass No. 6 in E flat major, D 950 Kyrie I. […]

Prayer of the Children, for the children of Iraq

My daughter Teresa sings Soprano with the local public high school chorus. This year, one of the songs they will be singing is Prayer of the Children. They practiced it today after watching a video performance by Gondwana Singers. Teresa said that she thought of the children of Iraq as she sang it. She will be […]

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day, everyone! As we celebrate today, let us also not forget those to whom freedom from oppression has not yet come. What if our Founding Fathers just said “I’m personally opposed, but . . .” – National Right to Life.  

Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord

My daughter Teresa is practicing the hymns for Mass this weekend. Two of them are Eat This Bread and Here I Am, Lord. Be sure to remember our priests at Holy Mass. They need and deserve our prayers. Readings for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Blest are They

‘Blest Are They’ is one of the songs my daughter Teresa will be singing at Mass this evening. I’m sorry I don’t have any videos of her singing. Holy Mass isn’t the Teresa Graas show, ya know. I also realize that many of you don’t consider David Haas’ songs to be kosher, but hey, I’m […]

HENDERSHOTT: Acceptance of Homosexual Identity by Catholics Creates Confusion, Conflict


Anne Hendershott, a professor of sociology at Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, has written an op-ed at the Washington Times explaining why Catholics must reject homosexual identity and how those who do not reject it are the ones inciting a “Catholic culture war.” She writes in the context of the attacks on Fr. Derek Lappe […]