Father Charles Klamut releases a new original music project: “Beta: Volume II”

Father Charles Klamut has released his fourth solo CD of original music, called "Beta: Volume 2." (Cover art by Gabi Test)

MILAN — Inspirations for songwriting can hit Father Charles Klamut unexpectedly, even during a stop at a coffee shop while out of town to celebrate the wedding of a former student. Twenty-four hours after that visit, the pastor of St. Ambrose in Milan and St. Patrick in Andalusia had written “Barista,” one of seven songs […]

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New piano skills, the world’s “seconds” inspire Father Klamut’s latest CD, ‘Beta’

Father Charles Klamut plays piano at the rectory of St. Ambrose Parish in Milan. He also serves as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Andalusia. (The Catholic Post/Jennifer Willems)

MILAN — A lifelong guitar player, Father Charles Klamut recently took up piano. His newly released music collection, “Beta, Volume I,” not only shares that fresh musical chapter but demonstrates that the priest’s songwriting artistry continues to evolve as well. “I aim for thoughtful lyrics and songs that hang out around the edges of experience,” […]

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Life lesson when Biking for Babies team stop in Rock Island didn’t go as planned

Father Charles Klamut welcomes Biking for Babies co-founder Jimmy Becker and a team of cyclists to a stop at St. Mary Church in Rock Island July 13. (The Catholic Post/Tom Dermody)

ROCK ISLAND — An evening stop at St. Mary Parish here July 13 after a day of bicycling that began in Madison, Wisconsin, didn’t go as planned for the Biking for Babies team, but organization co-founder Jimmy Becker saw a pro-life lesson even in the flat tires and route changes that led to their two-hour […]

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