Impact of ultrasound is topic of pro-life song by ‘Post’ columnist Paul Moore

A screen grab from "What I Saw," the new song and video by Paul Thomas Moore.

Paul Thomas Moore, new columnist for The Catholic Post and a member of St. Mary of Lourdes Parish in Germantown Hills, has released a music video of an original song “to emphasize the humanity of the unborn, as revealed through the miracle of ultrasound.” Called “What I Saw,” it is a song story about a […]

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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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Send a note as Sr. Cecelia, former music teacher in Rock Island, turns 100 June 26

Sister Mary Cecelia Vandeberg dressed for music ministry as a young Sister of Humility (left) and in 2018 as she approached her 100th birthday on June 26. Still going strong, she visits nursing home residents once a week and makes a Holy Hour every afternoon.

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Sister Cecelia Vandeberg, CHM, once helped to fill the halls of St. Pius X School in Rock Island with music. Now the Congregation of the Humility of Mary is inviting friends and former students to fill her mailbox with cards and letters for her 100th birthday. Sister Cecelia will reach that milestone […]

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Cathedral’s new sacred music director sets lofty goals, issues wide invitations

Jon Kroepel, organist at St. Mary's Cathedral in Peoria, will also now serve as director of sacred music there. (Provided photo)

It was what he observed while playing the organ for liturgies at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria that brought Jon Kroepel into the Catholic Church at last year’s Easter Vigil. Now he will get to inspire others as the new director of sacred music there. Kroepel succeeds Greg Etzel in the position, which has been […]

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Benedictines, St. Ambrose to host Dan Schutte concert, workshop April 8, 9

Dan Schutte

ROCK ISLAND — A concert by composer Dan Schutte and workshop that will focus on how music can enhance liturgy will also help the Sisters of St. Benedict of St. Mary Monastery to establish a scholarship fund at Benet House Retreat Center to serve those in need. Partnering with them is St. Ambrose University Campus […]

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Pope gives a handshake, life-lessons to Pueri Cantores Peoria youth singers

Members of the Peoria Affiliate of the Pueri Cantores ("child singers"), conducted by James Marck, were among 5,000 young people singing for the pope during an International Congress in Rome. (Provided photo)

Megan Tucker knew that she would be one of 5,000 young people singing for Pope Francis during the International Congress of Pueri Cantores in Rome after Christmas, but she got a souvenir she didn’t expect. At the opening ceremony the eight singers of the Pueri Cantores Peoria got separated from conductor James Marck and ended […]

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