• Sistine Chapel Choir releases sacred music album recorded in its chapel

    As the first album ever to be recorded inside the Sistine Chapel is released, Archbishop Georg Ganswein said the sacred music featured is not something of the past, but continues to play a role in evangelization.

  • What's it like to play for the Pope? Here's how one Catholic artist described it

    Performing for Pope Francis at Saturday’s Festival of Families in Philadelphia was an answer to prayer for musician Marie Miller, but getting a personal thumbs-up from him surely helped confirm it.

  • A tremendously strong sense of the hereafter: Pianist Glenn Gould

    “I have often thought I’d like to try my hand at being a prisoner. ... I have never understood the preoccupation with freedom as it is understood in the Western world. So far as I can see, freedom of movement usually has to do with mobility, and freedom of speech most frequently with socially-sanctioned verbal aggression. To be incarcerated would be a perfect test of inner mobility.”



  • Coming to the World Meeting of Families: Andrea Bocelli

    Renowned classical tenor Andrea Bocelli is accustomed to performing sold-out concerts around the world. He is comfortable center stage at Carnegie Hall and has sold over eighty million records during his musical career.   But come September, Bocelli will change his pace and join another award-winning musician - Colombian superstar Juanes - to perform for Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. 
  • Oscar-winning composer pens Mass for the Pope

    The musical settings of Ennio Morricone are more likely to be heard at a movie theater than a church, but on June 10, the award-winning movie composer debuted a new Mass dedicated to the Jesuit Order and named for one of their own - Pope Francis.

  • Rick Warren helps U2 mourn

    On May 27, Christian pastor Rick Warren came to the aid of U2 band members as they grieved the sudden loss of their road manager while on tour in Los Angeles.  

  • Samuel S. Soria, head organist at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    Every Wednesday, directly following the 12:10 Mass, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels offers a free half-hour organ recital.

    That was how I first became fascinated with head organist Samuel S. Soria.

  • L.A. Master Chorale conductor Grant Gershon on ‘The Water Passion’

    The L.A. Master Chorale has been called “the most exciting chorus in the country” under the leadership of Grant Gershon by the L.A. Times.

  • Songs for the living

    “People want to sing, there is a deep need to celebrate with others,” declares musician/composer David Haas, who will once again participate in this year’s Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, March 13-15 in Anaheim.  

  • Sister Cristina gives Pope Francis a copy of her music album

    Sister Cristina Scuccia, the Ursuline religious who won The Voice Italy earlier this year, greeted Pope Francis on Wednesday and gave him a copy of her new album, "Sister Cristina."

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The family is God’s dream for his creation

Archbishop José H. Gomez

I am writing to you this week from Rome, where we have just begun the second day of the Synod of Bishops on the family, which will run Oct. 4–25. 



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October 9, 2015

  • Friday, October 9

    Healing of the Family Tree Mass, 7 p.m., Incarnation Church, 1001 N Brand Blvd., Glendale. Celebrant Father Mike Barry, SS.CC. (818) 421-1354.

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