TCC Playlist: Lost Ones and Final Hour by Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill

“Wisdom is better than silver and gold.”

After becoming a mother, Lauryn Hill released her solo album (1998). In the lyrics, she wrestles with our society’s limited conception of a good life (power, status, money, etc.) and preaches about finding freedom in love and God. More and the music after the jump:

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TCC Video: Oh Happy Day | Book Launch!

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Melissa Musick and Anna Keating

We’re excited to share this joyful life with you. Our book, The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up A Catholic Life drops today. Oh happy day! Buy it here. Watch “O Happy Day” from Sister Act 2 and more after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: To Zion by Lauryn Hill

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On her debut solo album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Hill rapped and sang about becoming pregnant at the age of 24 when she was still with the multi-platinum hip hop group the Fugees, and being pressured to have an abortion. Read more, listen to the song “To Zion” and see a picture of Lauryn pregnant with her sixth child after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Turn Your Lights Down Low by Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill

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Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley

“Every chord is a poem, telling the Lord how grateful I am cause I know him.”

I live across the street from a college campus, and the other day I saw an undergrad wearing a t-shirt that said, “Consent is sexy.” As he passed me I thought, “Consent is crucial yes, but sexy? Consent is the bare minimum, in terms of the legal distinction between sex and rape. Love is sexy.” Read this Washington Post piece: We’re casual about sex and serious about consent. But is it working? Then, listen to this Bob Marley track to hear Lauryn Hill rap about love and marriage, “If you’re asking than I’m telling you it’s yes.” In addition, to being one of our favorite recording artists Ms. Hill is a Christian mother of six, and Bob Marley, joined the Ethiopian Orthodox Church at the end of his life. Listen and watch the video after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Retrospect for Life by Common

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On his 1997 album One Day It Will All Make Sense, Common (aka Lonnie Rashid Lynn), performed a song he wrote after finding out his girlfriend was unexpectedly pregnant with his first child.  The song, Retrospect for Life, features Lauryn Hill, another pro-life artist, on the chorus, and offers a father’s perspective on the subject of unplanned pregnancy and abortion. Listen to it after the jump:

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