Daily Catholic Quote from Pope Benedict XVI

“Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us? No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great…. No! […]

Imagining Jesus as a bartender – and other egregious effects of bad music

A few weeks ago, my husband and I visited a Catholic church that had the most gorgeous pipe organ. We were all set to enjoy some fine sacred music during Mass, but for some reason, most of the hymns were accompanied by the tawdry tinkling of a piano. Now please don’t misunderstand me. Pianos are fine in secular settings, but […]