Is there a rule that Mass must include music?

A reader asks two questions: Is music required at Mass and can Catholics play hymns from a phone over church speakers during adoration? With the first, Monsignor Charles Pope responds that there are “norms that favor singing at Masses, with some exceptions.

A new album by a Franciscan friar is all about repentance

Father Isaiah Marie Hofmann, CFR, and J.J. Wright, inspired by their music sessions at a Bronx homeless shelter, are releasing an album, "Mysteries and Medicines." During the pandemic, Brother Isaiah composed 10 songs sharing his vocation story. The album explores themes of

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