Haydn’s Catholic Spirit

Note: This article is part of a projected series on Catholicism and art (primarily, but not limited to, music and painting). “Whenever I think of God I can only conceive of Him as a Being infinitely great and infinitely good. This last quality of the divine nature inspires me with such confidence and joy that I […]


Making Time for the Useless

Life is just too busy. Or at least that is the line I told myself every time I thought about joining a choir in the new city I just moved to. With everything that comes from beginning a new job, a new graduate program, and living in a new city I thought the last thing […]


On the Mass

One of the few nice things about our current era is how, despite its explicit rejection of family, religious, and political traditions, the realities these traditions so jealously guarded continue to be objects of desire for everyone. All still want to fall in love, experience the transcendent, and live a fulfilled life. Loyalty, duty, courage, […]

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OPEN DOORS: An Interview with Connor Flanagan

When God opens a door, walk through it. Connor Flanagan received these words of wisdom from a friend, as he began pursuing his dream to become a musician. Walk through every door the Lord puts before you. Wait for Him to open doors, and when He does, walk through them confidently, excited for what’s next. […]


What’s the Point?

I have seen many people debate over the years about the type of music that is performed in a Mass. While I have often toted the line that I can appreciate the variance of musical types from parish to parish, a sort of 31 flavors of ice cream for the church yet still all ice […]