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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.

Sacred music and jazz, one composer's response to Vatican II

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ROME, Italy – For American composer J.J. Wright, the Second Vatican Council's call to inculturate the Church's ancient musical traditions into “mission territory” – while preserving its unity – is something he has adopted personally with one of his greatest passions: jazz.

St. Michael's Choir School expanding its musical reach

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Since St. Michael's Choir School began pressing albums in the 1970s, those purchasing the choral soundtracks were much like the students – members of an exclusive club.

ISIS slaughter turns singer’s focus to refugees

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It was February 2015 and American singer-songwriter Audrey Assad was working with fellow Catholic artist Matt Maher on his new album. She was sitting in Maher’s backyard when she came across the shocking video online. Twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christian men were about to be beheaded by the Islamic State on a Libyan beach.

Cardinal among faith leaders to pay respects to David Bowie

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The legendary musician and showman David Bowie was as mutable and enigmatic about his religious views as he was about his music, art and gender-bending fashion choices.

Piano virtuoso, only 16, hits right notes

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TORONTO - Tony Yang thought so little of his chances at the world’s most prestigious piano contest that he arrived in Poland with an early ticket home already in hand.