Choir won’t be silenced

Although choir services have been suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the students and staff at St. Michael’s Choir School, the music has not been silenced.

  • By Wendy-Ann Clarke, The Catholic Register

    Making art fit the universal Church

    Catholic artist Timothy Schmalz knows his Church is a universal one, welcoming to all. It’s just not something you might easily recognize with the traditional art forms that celebrate the faith.

    • By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

      ShareMusic event celebrates ShareLife agencies

      The talents of Toronto-area Catholic musicians are being harnessed to celebrate the works of ShareLife agencies and their efforts to support those in need.

      • By Catholic Register Staff

        Timely musical message on mental health

        Most people have experienced that annoying friend who no matter how you try to shake them, they just won’t go away.

        • By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

          'Modest resurgence' seen in the use of chant at Mass

          WASHINGTON -- 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.

            Canadian artist brought Gospel to children

            LONGUEUIL, Que. -- French Canadian artist Claude Lafortune, who hosted children’s programs based on the Gospel on Quebec television, died of COVID-19 April 19. He was 83.

              Jesus 2020: A clay model for the times

              Sculptor Timothy Schmalz was staring straight into the face of Lucifer when he decided he must carry on with his annual Easter tradition.

              • By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

                St. Faustina film sends a timely message

                It’s a cliché heard all the time: “This is a movie that is so right for its time.”

                • By Mickey Conlon, The Catholic Register

                  Good news still flows with group’s live-stream

                  In the early 1980s, Canadian music icon Anne Murray released her classic country song, “A Little Good News,” in response to suffering she witnessed in society. 

                    Our Lady of Guadalupe unveiled in new home

                    VANCOUVER -- When Vancouver art collector and philanthropist Michael Audain acquired a 300-year-old painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe, he knew the religious artwork needed to be displayed in an appropriate setting.

                      Ancient music given YouTube makeover

                      FRIBOURG, Switzerland -- 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.

                      • By Catholic News Service