If you have just come from a Mass in which "Leaping The Mountains" or "Gather Us In" was sung, restore your sanity by listening to this wonderful CD of sacred polyphony: The Essential Tallis Scholars. It contains polyphonic works by Palestrina, Victoria, Tallis, Byrd, and other sane composers of sacred music.
For more Palestrina, this writer recommends this CD as his favorite. And it is indeed lovely.
If you're looking for a good Catholic feed to add to Google Reader or your favorite feedreader, look no further than New Advent. This feed contains the best Catholic articles from around the web - it selects articles from blogs like Fr. Z, the National Catholic Register, Peter Kreeft, Creative Minority Report - good places like that.
Are you a godparent? I'm a proud godparent of a 13-year old boy, and when I was asked to become a godparent 13 years ago, I had little idea about how to be one. I purchased this slim volume and it has a variety of interesting ideas for the new godparent: The Godparent Book, by Elaine Ramshaw. Check it out!
Catholicism is an ancient tradition, with a rich heritage spanning millenia. But many
Catholics are also imbued with creative energy, creating fresh ideas and innovative tools for living their faith
in the modern day. This blog hopes to highlight the best of the old and the most intriguing of the new to answer the question: What's cool for Catholics?