Remnants of Catholicism in our Culture that give you hope?
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Friends,

A few minutes ago I was reading, when my radio-alarm started. I'd forgotten to turn it off when I woke up early, and I was quite shocked at the blaring music. To my amazement, however, I immediately recognized the choral piece as early Baroque, perhaps by Anerio, Gabrieli or even Biber. The words were:

Angelus Domini descendit de caelo, et dixit mulieribus: quem quaeritis? Surrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
An Angel of the Lord descended from heaven and said to the women: whom do you seek? He is risen, as He said. alleluia.

This shocked me: a secular classical-music radio station displaying such Christianity!  :grin:

We are built on this foundation. We must remember it and be hopeful. Have you ever had a moment like this in our culture? A moment of joy from echoes of Catholic music, architecture, art, or literature? Remnants of the past, and hope for the future?
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Off the top of my head (and I'm sure I'll think of more but I'm rushed at the moment): I live next to the church and I love hearing the church bells... especially The Angelus every noon and six pm. In fact, there are dozens of Catholic churches in my neighborhood alone, and often I can hear multiple churches "going off" at the same time. Whenever I hear that I say a prayer and remember to thank God that I'm an American. Gives me a whole new meaning to the phrase "let freedom ring."

More later..
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