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TCC Video: Bobby Hill Sings “Pie Jesu” for Pope Francis

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Bobby Hill
I can’t stop humming “Pie Jesu” after watching Bobby Hill’s solo performance of “Requiem” at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The 14 year old soprano was told he would be performing for Pope Francis five minutes before he went on stage! The performance and the lyrics (plus Mark Wahlberg) after the jump:

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Misc: Cultural Historian: Are Apple Stores the New Temples?

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Apple store

Apple stores are designed like temples or churches, to create an experience of “sacred space” in a secular world. Read it in Atlas ObscuraAre Apple Stores the New Temples? For more on how Apple co-opted religious imagery to sell it’s products and create a following read Brett Robinson’s fascinating book: Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs.

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Thank You Pope Francis & Pope Francis Made Me Better Appreciate My Sikh Faith

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Pope Francis at multi religious gathering

A Sikh religious leader who shared the stage with Pope Francis at the multi-faith prayer for peace service shares what he learned: Pope Francis Made Me Better Appreciate My Sikh Faith. Anna Keating thanks Pope Francis for his visit to the US and video from the service at the 9/11 memorial after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: “Glorify” and “God or Man” by Ivan & Alyosha

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Ivan and Alyosha

Looking for Americana music that’s not afraid of the spiritual?  Check out the Seattle based band, Ivan & Alyosha. Named after the brothers Ivan and Alyosha Karamazov in Dostoyevsky’s novel, The Brothers Karamazov, the band makes music with lyrics like, “Don’t call me home just yet / it’s the Good Lord and the Devil doing battle for my soul.” Listen to “Glorify” and “God or Man” & hear the band discuss their name after the jump:

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