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How Peter Johnston RVA is changing the Christian rock scene

Peter Johnston enjoys a familiar joke, which probably was best told on “King of the Hill,” the animated television series, when Hank scolds a Christian rock star: “Can’t you see you’re not making Christianity better? You’re just making rock ’n’ roll

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Marin Baroque Society celebrates music of Mission period in Latin America
Uses Indigenous music recorded by 18th century bishop

Baltasar Jaime Martinez Compañón served as Bishop of Trujillo, Peru from 1779 to 1790 at Trujillo Cathedral. During his time in Peru, Bishop Martínez Compañón engaged in research of native customs and local music, architectural ruins and native plants

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Walk for Life Mass to debut music sung by St. Brigid School Choir
Archbishop Cordileone wanted the pro-life Mass to be written for children’s voices

The 2023 Walk for Life West Coast Mass will feature something special:  a newly-composed choral setting of the Mass, written to showcase the clear voices of the St. Brigid School Choir, following in the tradition of Gregorian chant but

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After vandalism, parishioner repairs statue at Woodland Hills church
Michael Stucchi spent "time showing pure love and joy putting it back together" at no charge

In the darkness of an early Saturday morning last March 19, Father Steve Davoren of St. Mel’s Church in Woodland Hills discovered damage done to the church’s iconic statue cluster of Jesus and three children.

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Story of martyred Carmelites coming to the San Francisco Opera House
Masterpiece comes to California as the state pushes policies antithetical to Catholic belief

This fall, this scene of holy acceptance overcoming governmental barbarity will grace the stage of War Memorial Opera House in Francois Poulenc’s brilliant opera, “The Dialogue of the Carmelites.” In the arresting, gut-wrenching final scene of Francois Poulenc’s

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Getty exhibit explores our fascination with Mary’s earthly life
“Visualizing the Virgin Mary” will be open through January 8

The new “Visualizing the Virgin Mary” exhibit at the Getty Center Museum brings a religious fascination to a secular space, aiming to capture the ways Christians have imagined the everyday life of Mary and her intervention in their own

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Why is the Virgin of Guadalupe in so much street art?
“Guadalupe: Holy Art in the Streets” will discuss influence of Catholicism on Chicano art and murals

The influence of Catholicism and the presence of the Virgin Mary on street art will be discussed in Costa Mesa on Sunday, Oct. 23. Hosted by the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC, “Guadalupe: Holy Art

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Church’s architecture allows for “one of those beautiful ancient things”
Orange County Norbertine priests have been in new abbey since 2021

However you choose to observe Michaelmas, the feast of St. Michael and All Angels Sept. 29, the Norbertine priests of St. Michael’s Abbey will possibly be enjoying it more.

Their new Church of Our Lady

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