The May 3 edition of The Living Church is available online to registered subscribers.
Matthew Townsend writes in this edition’s cover story about Saint Thomas Choir School in Manhattan:
At the choir school, a mission of Saint Thomas Church on 5th Avenue, boys … have received a focused musical education since its founding in 1919 by T. Tertius Noble. Boys rehearse every morning save Monday and sing in six church services every week, in addition to their studies, sports, and community life. About 35 boys live on site, as with choral schools in the United Kingdom.
The Rev. Charles F. Wallace, the school’s headmaster, describes a “conversion” that families … experience after touring the school. “I think parents want their children to be happy and safe and flourishing in an environment which challenges them and helps them to grow,” Wallace said. “That’s something parents see from a very early time in the boy’s life here.”
Doubts and Praise Greet Appointment
More than Music: Saint Thomas Choir School | By Matthew Townsend
Visions of Amen | Review by David Heetderks
Through the Eye of a Needle | Review by John C. Bauerschmidt
Men and the Church • Real Men Pray the Rosary | Review by Sam Keyes
All the Light We Cannot See | Review by Patrick Gahan
A Space for Peace in the Holy Land | Review by Brian Grantz
Inventing the Individual | By Kevin Dodge
The Lord’s Prayer • If I Were a Mouse • Why Do We Have to Be So Quiet in Church? • The Catholic Baby Name Book | Review By Jon and Hollie Adamson
Christian Formation through Music | By Steven R. Ford
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