Monday, January 11, 2010

Because It’s OK for Catholics to Praise, Sing, Dance, and Laugh (Music for Mondays)

Posted by Webster 
Frank had the conn this weekend (I was in Vermont with Katie), and the results were stellar: I thought I smelled mutiny in the air, but in the end the only smell was victory—for everyone but my New England Patriots. Frank’s post on a hymn by St. Romanus was a winner, to judge by your comments, and it got him searching for more stuff by St. Romanus. He posted this piece on our FaceBook Fan Page, the Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos, Ode 1:

Last week, Catholic Notebook posted this historic event: probably the first Gospel concert ever in the Netherlands, recorded in Utrecht, November 1962.

As we say goodbye to the Christmas season, here’s a classic smile from Straight No Chaser, moving ever so slowly from the sublime to the ridiculous (h/t Madame Evangelista):

And arriving full square at the ridiculous, your humble blogger and Catholic husband thought some might enjoy this bit of comedy from Tim Hawkins (h/t Eric Sammons). . . .