Category Archives: Audio and Video

On the Turntable

By | November 28, 2012

Occasionally I’ll say what’s “on the turntable.” And today, it’s Dvorak’s Te Deum (a rare 10″ LP version). This is a strong choral piece with a great ending. If you’ve followed my blog, you know I’m a big fan of Antonin Dvorak. A recent LP find is the “Golden Treasury of Catholic Verse.” The LP… Read More »

There Will Be Time Later

By | August 15, 2012

World War II was still raging less than 70 years ago. A soliloquy about it written in 1944 by Norman Corwin called “There Will Be Time Later,” brings the reality of those days to the listener. From 68 years ago: August 15, 1944: There Will Be Time Later. This will give you pause to give… Read More »

War of the Vendee

By | July 8, 2012

This is a rather unusual movie, telling of the complete loss of religious freedom during the French Revolution (i.e. the State suppresses the Church), and some Frenchmen who would not stand for it. The movie is unusual in that all the parts are played by young people under the age of 21. This doesn’t necessarily… Read More »

The Hour of St. Francis – show information

By | April 7, 2009

“The Hour of St. Francis” is a radio program that began in December of 1946 and continued through the 1950s. The program was distributed through syndication. A radio station would receive transcription discs of episodes. Each fifteen minute episode presented a dramatic story — often a “modern day parable” which looked at a moral issue… Read More »

Some Audio from the LP

By | April 5, 2009

From the LP A Day of Pilgrimage at Lourdes Notice the great zeal in the prayers at the beginning of this sample. One might almost call it “charismatic,” but this is 1955 (or perhaps even earlier, since the LP was released in 1955). I find this LP to be a beautiful expression of faith.