Here’s the beautiful 12th century Irish Christmas carol beautifully sung by Alison Krauss. I just wish Mary’s “guide,” Saint Joseph, was named. At Wiki, someone has written the song’s history, the lyrics in English and Gaelic, and numerous recording artists. “With Mary holy, we should pray “To God with love, this Christmas Day…” You may get […]
As you shop for Hanukkah or Christmas gifts, please boycott products made in China and other countries who enslave men, women and children to make their products. I’ve been boycotting products from China and other communist countries for most of my life. Given that Christmas is the birthday of Christ, given that He’s the Creator […]
Beautiful! IN DULCI JUBILO is one of my favorite Christmas carols. Merry Christmas to you! The original German/Latin song was written by Dominican monk Henry Suso, circa 1320. The English version by Robert Pearsall (1834) follows the original Catholic German “macaronic” style of mixing Latin with the vernacular language. Pearsall was an English composer living […]
March 2014 update: Initially I posted this as entertainment. However, there’s nothing funny about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. —————————– Since November, I’ve been so extremely busy working on other people’s projects that my website has been stagnant. Nevertheless, I laughed out loud when a friend posted something on Facebook: none other than “Putin on the […]
Happy birthday to Neil Diamond! Today he’s 73. Thanks to Neil for his beautiful music and for being a class act. Long live Neil Diamond! Long live America!
Brilliant lyrics and music mix–Jon Anderson has a great voice. “Prove yourself, you are the move you make…” To get the song click here.
CONTACT: George Goss, Media Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org Dominican Friars Province of Saint Joseph Dominican Foundation 141 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065 BlackFriarFilms.org On Twitter @blackfriarfilms NEW YORK – BlackFriar Films, a branch of the Dominican Friars, Province of Saint Joseph, is echoing the call of Pope Francis for young Catholics to “stir things up” […]
Too much rain for you this summer? Keep the faith with an oldie by the The Alarm… Richard Fulco wrote about this “lost gem” on February 13, 2013 @ http://www.riffraf.net/2013/02/lost-gems-rain-in-the-summertime-by-the-alarm/
Fantastic. At the young age of 32, Jimmy Rose is a former coal miner and former U.S. Marine. God bless him, everyone who serves our country, coal miners and America. Here’s his audition for America’s Got Talent
Glorious for every reason. A Puerto Rican, a Korean and a New Yorker met online, named their group Forte, then auditioned for America’s Got Talent by singing in the language and poetry of the Catholic Church. God bless America!
BROOKLYN, NY – On Friday, over 3,000 people from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn packed the Bensonhurst neighborhood for a youth festival celebrating the 100th anniversary of St. Athanasius Catholic Church. New Evangelization Television (NET) organized the festival and people of all ages came for free rides, games, food and drinks, plus live performances by Seri, […]
Brave, beautiful and profound. “Happy Birthday” by Piper and Flipsyde. Click here to get the song. Piper on Twitter…
Ain’t it the truth? Enjoy … and click here to get the song.
By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has tossed out a lawsuit that sought to stop the display of a cross-shaped steel beam found among the World Trade Center’s rubble, saying the artifact could help tell the story of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. U.S. District Judge Deborah Batts in a ruling […]
Happy New Year! Are you ready? How ’bout singing a happy classic by The Proclaimers? I know 2012 was a downer in many ways, but it’s time to begin anew. It begins with God, then me and you. “I’ll do my best “I’ll do my best “To do the best I can “Ah ha, ah […]
Can’t help it. As a lifelong lover of cats, current owner of 2 boys and feeder of 2 more feral girls, this is one of my favorite Christmas songs because it’s so true! No need to buy gifts for your kitties – they delight in crunchy paper bags, batting toilet paper rolls and sleeping in […]
Thanks to a friend and diehard “Les Miserables” fan, I saw the movie musical but have mixed emotions about it. Hugh Jackman is a fine Jean Valjean, but the Victor Hugo story is highly misleading on the French Revolutionaries; the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, is mostly mediocre; […]
Ring Christmas bells Merrily ring Tell all the world Jesus is King… Joy to the world! Glorious classics by the Ray Conniff Singers – music videos pre-dating MTV. Click here to get this beautiful Christmas carol.
“The King of kings, salvation brings “Let loving hearts enthrone Him” Here’s Andrea Bocelli and Mary J. Blige singing my favorite Christmas song, I just wish they didn’t leave out the verse about His passion and death. Click here to get this duet or here for Andrea Bocelli’s album “My Christmas”
One of the best music videos I’ve ever seen. Cellist Steven Sharp Nelson plays “Carol of the Bells” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” …Merry Christmas and God rest you merry gentle friends, let nothing you dismay. Remember Christ our Savior was born on Christmas Day to save us all from Satan’s power when we […]
Dave Brubeck, legendary jazz musician and total class act, passed away on December 5, a day before his 92nd birthday. Carl Olson over at The Catholic World Report did a great summary of the lovely obituaries from various newspapers @ http://www.catholicworldreport.com/Blog/1790/requiescat_in_pace_dave_brubeck_jazz_giant_and_convert_to_catholicism_from_nothing.aspx And here’s a glorious PBS interview with Dave Brubeck, whose candor about his conversion […]
Oct. 9 update : Collin Raye’s official music video is here! August 11, 2012 – Country music star and patriot Collin Raye has released a new song for the 2012 Election Year. Last December I interviewed Collin about his life and work, so Collin’s manager sent me “Never Gonna Stand for This” When I interviewed […]
My little celebration of Gov. Mitt Romney’s debate performance last night. It’s also a little homage to President Obama’s supporters who admit the thrill is gone. You can get this duet by B.B. King and Luciano Pavarotti by clicking here
We need something uplifting, so here’s a sweet tribute to salt-of-the-earth people from Michael Been and The Call. Rest in peace Michael Been. Born in Oklahoma City on Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1950, he died in Belgium on August 19, 2010 while working as a sound engineer for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, a band […]