Music that Stirs the Soul
Music is such a powerful tool that can be used to evangelize, lift our spirits and draw people closer to God and His Church. We all know how inspiring it is to hear a beautiful choir during Mass or a contemporary youth group so full of the spirit participating in the Liturgy.
In addition to the beautiful Liturgical music used within the Church during Mass, there is also a growing evangelical contemporary Catholic music movement, much like the contemporary Christian music (CCM) scene that has been booming over the past several years.
With all of the negative media and music that people, especially our youth, are bombarded with on a daily basis, it is nice to know that there are alternatives out there that can be used to entertain, but best of all, to draw us closer to God and His Church.
Here are some of the very best Catholic music links and information on the net:
Shop for Catholic music
www.ChantCd.com - beautiful, professionally edited Gregorian Chant CDs recorded at the Seminary and not available elsewhere.
www.CatholicMusicNetwork.com -Catholic Music Network (CMN)- This site is always kept current and has the best Catholic musicians from every genre imaginable.
The Best Catholic Radio on the Net
www.WYDRadio.com - Relive the World Youth Day experience and stay posted with all the news and updates for World Youth Day 2008 in Sydney, Australia.
www.SacredHeartRadio.net –This, in my humble opinion, is the very best that Catholic radio has to offer. The creator, Gary Gersin, is one the best supporters of Catholic music out there.
WLCR, Louisville, Kentucky – A Catholic music station in Kentucky.
Learn More about Catholic musicians from around the world
www.CatholicPlanet.com -This site showcases the art, poetry and music of Catholic artists. Lots of free MP3's available
www.risefan.com/MP3.html - free download of the Rise Band songs.
www.UCMVA.com - United Catholic Music and Video Association (UCMVA).