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The music produced by the band iv24 for young Catholics at high school retreats, young adult events and evenings of adoration before the Blessed Sacrament is more a by-product than anything else. The seven-member praise and worship band from Mississauga, Ont., didn’t start off trying to achieve close harmonies, infectious beats or uplifting melodies.

It’s all hymns, all the time

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WASHINGTON -- Catholics hear hymns in church, but hardly ever on the radio. Now they can augment their weekly diet of hymnody through a new audio web streaming service called Great Catholic Music.

Singer finds strength in life of St. Thérèse

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Josie Grossi was 20 years old when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in May 1987. Her doctors didn’t give her much hope. They told her there was no known cure. There wasn’t any medication that could slow down the deterioration of her central nervous system and eventually, she would need a wheelchair.

Hidden spiritual gems found in song

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Maybe punk music doesn’t mean much to you — not your generation, not your taste, not your concern. Maybe you hate punk, its aggression, its contempt for everything non-punk, its vulgarity.

Boy choristers from Spain called 'messengers of peace, beauty'

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WASHINGTON – Since the 13th century, the Escolania de Montserrat has sung daily for pilgrims at Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia, Spain.

Bono thinks Christian musicians need to have 'brutal honesty' in their songs

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WASHINGTON – If you’re an ardent fan of U2, you may know that lead vocalist Bono loves the Psalms. The 57-year-old Irish musician has spoken out several times about the inspiration that he draws from reading the Biblical hymns.

‘Rapping priest’ Fr. Stan Fortuna featured in Hamilton area

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Fr. Stan Fortuna, better known as “the rapping priest,” is being featured in several events in the Hamilton, Ont., area May 5-6.

Sparrows choir takes flight with Easter sacred music

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There is something about the language of music that transcends words.

Young B.C. teen a musical star on a variety of stages

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VANCOUVER – Eighteen thousand hockey fans listened in awe as a little 10-year-old girl with a big voice sang out the Canadian and American national anthems.

Sweet harmonies of Missouri cloistered nuns are fruit of their faith

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GOWER, Mo. – Tucked away off a rocky road in Gower in rural Missouri, a small community of cloistered nuns has just come out with a new Christmas album.

Hark the herald angels: How sacred music evangelizes, lifts up hearts

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VATICAN CITY – 'Tis the season for a huge assortment of holiday concerts and carols to choose from, making Advent and Christmas a unique period for reminding people of the evergreen beauty of sacred music.

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