• Coming to the World Meeting of Families: Andrea Bocelli

    Renowned classical tenor Andrea Bocelli is accustomed to performing sold-out concerts around the world. He is comfortable center stage at Carnegie Hall and has sold over eighty million records during his musical career.   But come September, Bocelli will change his pace and join another award-winning musician - Colombian superstar Juanes - to perform for Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. 
  • Oscar-winning composer pens Mass for the Pope

    The musical settings of Ennio Morricone are more likely to be heard at a movie theater than a church, but on June 10, the award-winning movie composer debuted a new Mass dedicated to the Jesuit Order and named for one of their own - Pope Francis.

  • Rick Warren helps U2 mourn

    On May 27, Christian pastor Rick Warren came to the aid of U2 band members as they grieved the sudden loss of their road manager while on tour in Los Angeles.  

  • Samuel S. Soria, head organist at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    Every Wednesday, directly following the 12:10 Mass, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels offers a free half-hour organ recital.

    That was how I first became fascinated with head organist Samuel S. Soria.

  • L.A. Master Chorale conductor Grant Gershon on ‘The Water Passion’

    The L.A. Master Chorale has been called “the most exciting chorus in the country” under the leadership of Grant Gershon by the L.A. Times.

  • Songs for the living

    “People want to sing, there is a deep need to celebrate with others,” declares musician/composer David Haas, who will once again participate in this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, March 13-15 in Anaheim.  

  • Sister Cristina gives Pope Francis a copy of her music album

    Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline religious who won The Voice Italy earlier this year, greeted Pope Francis on Wednesday and gave him a copy of her new album, "Sister Cristina."

  • For one young Catholic, music is an apostolate of beauty

    An up-and-coming Catholic musician in Michigan aims to expose listeners to God in the same way she did during her school years – through beauty found in “truly good” forms of art.
     

  • Singing nun's Madonna cover: not like a prayer

    Although it may have been well intentioned, an Italian nun’s choice of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” as her first single shows “radical impropriety” which wrongly ignores the original song’s intent to undermine the Virgin Mary and Catholic morals, one cultural critic has said.

  • Colburn’s Glee Choir: The freedom to express through music

    Salesian High School senior and drum line member Brendan Lopez has a passion for music. When the opportunity came up as a sophomore to join the after-school Glee Choir at the Colburn School of Music in downtown Los Angeles, he decided to try it out, and he’s been coming weekly ever since.

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Habitat: Living out the Gospel call

Anne Hansen

The discussion over faith and good works has been going on for centuries:  Is faith alone enough for salvation, or is it necessary to engage in good works as well? The Catholic understanding is that faith and good works go hand in hand — an understanding based in Scripture.

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  • Sunday, July 5

    Third Order Lay Carmelite Community Q & A Meeting, 1-4 p.m., St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church located at 12930 Hamlin St. North Hollywood. The Order is located throughout the Los Angeles area and open to new membership.  If interested in the ancient tradition of contemplative prayer, community and service, come and have your questions answered.  For more information, contact Regional Director Herman Briones, (818) 521-6564.

    Rosary and Mass for Life, Rosary: 4:30 p.m., Mass: 5 p.m., St. Cornelius Church, 5500 E Wardlow Rd., Long Beach. Contact Sylvia Aimerito (562) 429-1965. Audiogirlministries.com.

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