- Jul 10, 2020
From priests donning face masks and gloves while distributing Communion to exchanging nods with socially distant parishioners during the sign of peace, the coronavirus pandemic has changed how Catholics celebrate the liturgy.
To celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Pontifical North American College in Rome, the seminary has released a CD of its choir singing motets and liturgical pieces.
When Catholics return to their churches as coronavirus-induced lockdowns ease up, they’re not likely to be confronted with a bunch of unfamiliar words in Latin printed in some medieval-era typeface with notes in the shape of squares rather than ovals.
What if the psalmist were alive in the age of COVID-19? How would his lamentations speak to the times?
Dominican Brothers Stefan Ansinger and Alexandre Frezzato are teaching people to sing 800-year-old Gregorian chant through free weekly lessons on their YouTube channel called OPChant.
When tasked with writing a song for the final liturgy at the National Catholic Youth Conference in 1997, Tom Tomaszek and Steve Angrisano wanted a phrase that would stir the congregation. ‘Go Make a Difference’ became a national hit.