Saturday, October 27, 2007

Catholic Musican Matt Maher

It is sometime thought in certain Catholic circles that the only music that can lift the soul must have been written long ago, forgetting the battles fought in yesteryear over the introduction of pagan influenced latin chants, secular musical instruments such as the organ, and the like.

This past summer I took my son to Stuebenville Atlanta. For those who don't know, Franciscan University of Steubenville youth conferences now serve about 40,000 young people each year. You have not experienced all that it is of Christ and his church until you have praised him in the Blessed Sacrament with 3,000 young people singing his praises led by someone to whom God has given the gift of music as a gift to us in these times. His songs have already been nominated for or won Grammy Awards. I have seen the next generation of the Church, and Matt Maher is one of those helping raise them up (and he introduced me to the music of Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, and Hillsong).

So for those who love contemporary music and our Lord, may I suggest checking out Matt and his band here or on iTunes.