Pittsburgh’s Heart Still Beats Catholic – SSPX Renovates Historic St James

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– In this video, we tell a real-life story illustrating how Catholic Tradition is the only possible future for the Catholic Church. The story takes place in Pittsburgh so a brief history is given of the Catholic Church in the Steel City. Sadly, the diocese of Pittsburgh has seen many church closings and parish mergers in her recent years. One such church that was closed in 2004 was St. James Catholic Church in the West End.

The story is about how St. James was brought back to life in 2015. Its resurrection was only possible through Catholics who have remained faithful to the Church’s Tradition. The video also gives a brief description of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX) which has championed Catholic Tradition worldwide and especially in Pittsburgh through the restoration of St. James’s Church.

We hope to open the eyes of all Catholics to the reality of the situation in the Catholic Church and give them hope through this story. The video is especially intended for all Catholic individuals and families in Pittsburgh who want to remain faithful and perhaps are struggling to do so in their current parish. The video is also intended for those who have abandoned the Catholic Church, not knowing that Tradition is still alive in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in the world.

Above all, it is a call to arms for all Catholics, especially in Pittsburgh, to stop the revolution that is taking place in the Church’s liturgy, doctrine, morals, and cultural life. This alone is the goal of the SSPX and St. James’s Church. We hope that many more souls will be a part of it and join us in this work.

St. James Catholic Church
326 South Main Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
[email protected]

For more information, please visit sspx.org A website will soon be dedicated to St. James Church at sspx.org

Mass times for St. James:
Sunday – 9:00 a.m.
First Friday – 7:00 p.m.
First Saturday – 9:00 a.m.
All other Saturdays – 6:00 p.m.
Confessions begin at least 45 minutes prior to each Mass.

Janis Joplin – Piece Of My Heart

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Janis Joplin. Born on January 19, 1943, in Port Arthur, Texas. Breaking new ground for women in rock music, Janis Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s and was known for her powerful, blues-inspired vocals. She grew up in a small Texas town known for its connections to the oil industry with a skyline dotted with oil tanks and oil refineries. For years, Joplin struggled to escape from this confining community and spent even longer to trying to overcome her memories of her difficult years there.

Developing a love for music at an early age, Joplin sang in her church choir as a child and showed some promise as a performer. She was an only child until the age of 6 when her sister Laura was born. Four years later, her brother Michael arrived. Joplin was a good student and fairly popular until around the age of 14 when some side effects of puberty started to kick in. She got acne and gained some weight.

At Thomas Jefferson High School, Joplin started to rebel. She eschewed the popular girls’ fashions of the late 1950s, often choosing to wear men’s shirts and tights or short skirts. While she liked to stand out from the crowd, Joplin also found herself the target of some teasing and a popular subject in the school’s rumor mill. She was called a “pig” by some while others said that she was sexually promiscuous.

Joplin eventually developed a group of guy friends who shared her interest in music and the Beat Generation, which rejected the standard norms and emphasized creative expression. Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg were two of the leading figures in the movement.

Musically, Joplin and her friends gravitated toward blues and jazz music, admiring such artists as Leadbelly. She also was inspired by legendary blues vocalists Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey and Odetta, an early leading figure in the folk music movement. The group also frequented local working-class bars in the nearby Louisiana of Vinton. By her senior year of high school, Joplin had developed a persona of sorts — a ballsy, tough-talking girl who like to drink and be outrageous.

After graduating high school, Joplin enrolled at Lamar State College of Technology in the neighboring town of Beaumont. There she spent more time hanging out and drinking than on her studies. At the end of the semester, Joplin left school. She took some secretarial courses at Port Arthur College and moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 1961. This first effort to break away from home failed, and she returned to Port Arthur and her studies at Lamar for a time.

In 1962, Joplin left again to study at the University of Texas at Austin. There she started performing at folksings — casual musical gatherings where anyone can perform — on campus and at a local club with the Waller Creek Boys, a musical trio she was friends with. With her forceful, gutsy singing style, Joplin amazed many audience members. She was unlike any other white female vocalist at the time — folk icons Joan Baez and Judy Collins were known for their gentle sound. ~

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Lexington Road: the Heart Behind the Music

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Lexington Road is a traveling worship band from Boyce College, the undergraduate school of Southern Seminary. This seven-member band leads worship for various events on campus, as well as in local churches, conferences, and special events around the country. Their desire is to lead students in passionate worship with God-honoring music that is Christ-centered and infused with gospel truth. They feature a variety of worship music styles including prominent worship songs as well as original arrangements of traditional hymns.

Let Your Heart Sing: Quakers and Music

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Do Quakers sing in worship? These Quakers do! Laura Dungan and Aaron Fowler from Wichita, Kansas talk music, Spirit, and a sound so low the human ear can’t perceive it.

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When friends by shame are undefiled,
How can I keep from singing?
How can I keep from singing?
Let Your Heart Sing

I’m Laura Dungan. Wichita, Kansas, a member of University Friends Meeting/Church, depending on who you’re talking to and where you’re at.

I’m Aaron Fowler. Wichita, Kansas, Heartland Friends Meeting in Wichita.

Spirit as Vibration

Aaron Fowler
When I do a science of sound project with elementary age kids and we have a big bass speaker and we talk about 2 Hz, we’re playing 2 Hz and we say, “Can you hear it?” They all lean forward and say, “We can’t hear it!” but they’re watching the bass speaker and this bass speaker is vibrating and its moving and you can’t hear the sound, but you know that there’s an energy and something moving.

You can’t identify it, you can’t touch it and feel but its there, you just know. It’s kind of like an earthquake. You don’t hear it but you can feel it and you know that there’s something very powerful that’s present. That happens in worship. Worship in silence where someone stands up and shares a message out of the silence, it’s like, “whoa, OK. Something’s rocking here.”

Friends and Music

Laura Dungan
We were raised in the United Methodist Church and I was raised in a very musical family. Aaron had a lot of music coming from his grandmother and both of his parents sang in the church choir. So anyway, we grew up with that kind of environment, and then we came to Quakers in college. When I read George Fox’s Journal, it was all about the power of the Spirit and I had already experienced the power of the Spirit through music.

I never… in Kansas… I don’t know if it’s the brand of Quakers down there that tend to be a little more evangelical, but you know, you’ve got your hymns and you’ve got your music going on. I never had any bar about that at all. It wasn’t until I came hanging out with Eastern Quakers that I was like “Ohhh” I realized that there’s something that people are working on here, with music and being a Quaker. For me, it wasn’t ever divided.

Aaron Fowler
I think that music division across the different Quaker roots, Quaker branches… from the Evangelical side, music always was there. And when we go to the gathering and when we go to unprogrammed Meetings, there is such a deep hungering to sing together… and I think it goes back to that whole, “What’s happening with the vibrations? What’s moving that we don’t know?” It rises up within us.

And so, hey! Let your heart sing! Let your heart sing. It’s OK. You won’t get in trouble. I don’t think anybody will kick you out of Meeting now. Maybe.

Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing.
It sounds an echo in my soul, how can I keep from singing?


The views expressed in this video are of the speakers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Friends Journal or its collaborators.

World Victory Church and Life Center. “It’s In My Heart”. Newport News, VA.

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MCC Voices of Vision singing “It’s in My Heart”

Lead- Deacon Ronald Taylor
Herb Thomas
Glen Lewis

World Victory Church and Life Center
5900 Jefferson Ave
Newport News, VA 23605

Kirby’s Augusta – Sacred Heart

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We all know the story of Sacred Heart. For decades it was not only one of the prettiest churches in town,
It was one of the prettiest buildings in Augusta.

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Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish, Lewisburg – Parish Photo Tour

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Have you ever wanted to be able to check out a church before you went there? Well now Sacred Heart Parish makes it so you can! This photo tour of the Sacred Heart grounds and building gives you an idea of what this Roman Catholic Parish is all about, and why you will enjoy being a part of our family!

Ways to connect with Sacred Heart Parish:
Website: www.sacredheartofjesus.org
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Chattanooga Contra Dance – Charlotte Crittenden with Ed and Elsie – Heart Beat Contra – B

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Chattanooga Contra Dance – Charlotte Crittenden with Ed and Elsie – Heart Beat Contra – B
Heartbeat Contra by Don Flaherty

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Lebanese Maronite Wedding Sacred Heart Tampa

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Lebanese Maronite Christian Wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa shot by The Lebanese Maronite Church come from the Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See of Rome. It traces its heritage back to the community founded by Maroun, a 4th-century Syriac-Aramean monk venerated as a saint. The first Maronite Patriarch, Saint John Maron, was elected in the late 7th century. Although reduced in numbers today, Maronites remain one of the principal ethno-religious groups in Lebanon. The Maronite Church asserts that since its inception, it has always remained faithful to the Church of Rome and the Pope.

After the ceremony we sot some of the formals at The University of Tampa. The brides dress was purchased in Dubai. Lebanon currently has the only christian president int he middle east.