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Author: Richard Schletty

Sherry posted this at the Yahoo group TopCatholicSongs. Consider giving Deacon Tony a Facebook "like." - Richard Schletty, creative admin



Hi Friends- My musical partner and dear friend Deacon Tony Siino has been doing Parish Missions, speaking engagements and spiritual concerts locally (NY & NJ) for the past 6 years. Ordained in 1991, he is an enthusiastic and dynamic speaker and an outstanding composer of Catholic Christian music. Recently, he was approached by an agency that would like to promote him and take his ministry to the next level. This would be a dream come true for him!! Neither he nor I am not savvy in social media, but we were told that it would...

Author: Richard Schletty

[This note came to me from my friend Luiz in Belem, Brazil. - creative admin R. Schletty]

From: Richard at holysouls.com

Dear Friend of the Holy Souls,

Just wished to share with you a wonderful discovery I recently made. These 22 very talented and devoted young women (average age in the convent is 28) in Missouri at the Benedictine Priory of "Our Lady of Ephesus". They sing together about 3 hours a day always a capella - without any instruments.

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Author: Richard Schletty

Popple Documentary Visit Popple's web site: http://www.popple.us/ ...

Author: Richard Schletty

We are happy to announce our new single, "Bring It Back to Soul" - now available on iTunes, CDBaby, Spotify, Amazon, and other sources. Check out this song and our other releases on iTunes: ...

Author: Richard Schletty

The Second Sunday of Easter is now known as Divine Mercy Sunday, a devotion popularized by Saint Faustina. Here is a list of great songs...

Author: Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander writes: I was really taken aback when I heard this song for the first time. It is truly a remarkable achievement by Curtis Stephan, Sarah Hart and Marc Byrd. It's simple, but it's very deep and profound. I cannot endorse this song enough. (Now, only if the spiritandsong gurus provide a way for this MP3 to be made available for purchase...). Addendum by R.Schletty, 2/11/14: Purchase MP3 and sheet music at one of these sources:...

Author: Nick Alexander

CATHOLIC UNDERGROUND (Chicago) is held on the first Thursday of (nearly) every month. It is hosted by the JP2 Newman Center at University of Illinois Chicago, right in the heart of downtown Chicago. It started in September 2008and runs during the academic school year at UIC. It is produced by Spirit Juice Studios Catholic Underground was originally started by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and was a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope John Paul II said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in...

Author: Nick Alexander

A guest post from Fit For Eternal Life: A Christian Approach for Working Out, Eating, Right, and Building the Virtues of Fitness in Your Soul. (Sophia, 2007).

I was asked for an “ideal workout play list” so voila, here’s mine:

  1. Irish Blessing by The Priests from the album The Priests
  2. Benedictus by ...

Author: Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander here... The King's Men is a great ministry serving the needs of Catholic men. I will be interviewed on their radio show this coming Friday. To support their ministry, I have compiled my personal favorite Catholic songs that call me, as a man, to follow God more ardently as a father, a husband, and a disciple. May these songs also bless you.
  1. Despite by Greg Walton from the album I Won't Back Down
  2. Change Me by Tom Booth from the album ...

Author: Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander here... Every year at this time, special focus is given for January 22, for the national March For Life. This year, the need for support is especially vital, since we are on the cusp of a new historical...

Author: Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander here... This is the Year of St. Paul, and to honor this special time, we are focusing on songs that use the texts of his writings as a basis for songs. This month, we are focusing on St. Paul's letter to the Philippians. As you can see, we have a pretty exhaustive list. This list encompasses all genres, from contemporary Christian, to praise and worship, to liturgical favorites. All of these songs use Philippians as a basis of its text. Enjoy, and be edified.
  1. Advent: Introitus Zum Dritten Adventssonntag: Gaudete In Domino Semper by Capella Gregoriana from the album ...

Author: Nick Alexander

David Burke writes: This song came to me in a special way, through God, of course, but I was thinking beforehand of all the things that are being said nowadays about the unborn having a voice. An unborn child is still a person and thus has a right to his or her life. We parents do not have the choice to change that. We used our choice when we enabled God to create this child, and that's where our options in that regard stopped and where our responsibilities began. So when I considered unborn children having a voice in their destiny, I envisioned these...

Author: Nick Alexander

Elizabeth Schmeidler writes... With the signing of the Freedom of Choice Act pending, (which will remove all limitations on abortions) I am sure your hearts have been as heavy-laden as my own. Just weeks ago I was inspired to write and compile the Pro-life video, "My Voice". I believe that this video may very well be the most important work that God has ever accomplished through me. Please take a few minutes of your time to watch it. I think that you will see where God's heart has led my own. All I ask of you is two things: that you pass this video on as far and wide as you possibly can, and to pray...

Author: Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander here... It seems a lot of people are talking up The Priests, a new, extraordinary singing group. If you want to know how The Priests got their record contract, be sure to check out Grapevine News.

Author: Nick Alexander

Nick Alexander here... We are already into our second week of Advent, with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception before us, as well as the Solemnity of Our Lady of Guadalupe. And Christmas is merely weeks away. Are you aware that TopCatholicSongs has a number of playlists already available to correspond to your Seasonal needs? And, as is the benefits of these lists, you can immediately link to the iTunes page, where you can listen to the tracks first, and then purchase them--and instantly have them downloaded onto your computer. From there, you can listen freely, or you can upload them onto your own MP3 player, or burn them directly onto a CD. If you like any particular song in the list, you are further free to explore that...

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