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TCC Playlist: Were you there when they crucified my Lord by Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke

The son of a Baptist minister, and one of eight childrenSam Cooke got his start singing in church. Even as a pop star, Cooke continued to be a voice for peace and justice with songs about the Civil Rights movement like “A Change is Gonna Come.” Listen to “Were You There” after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Touch The Hem of His Garment by Sam Cooke

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Sam Cooke

Today’s Gospel reading is from Mark 5:21-43, where the woman with the hemorrhages is cured by Jesus. She says,  “If I could but touch his clothes I would be cured.” Listen to Sam Cooke sing “Touch the Hem of His Garment” and more after the jump:

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10.31
TCC Playlist: Reformation Day aka Thank a Protestant Day

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thank-you At The Catholic Catalogue, we’re declaring October 31: Learn a Protestant hymn, sing a Protestant hymn, share a Protestant hymn and thank a Protestant Day. Today is Reformation Day, learn more about Martin Luther and the Protestant hymns that enrich us all after the jump:

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7.21
TCC Playlist: He’s My Friend Until the End by Sam Cooke

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The son of a Baptist minister, and one of eight children, Sam Cooke got his start singing in church.  He later sang with the gospel group the Soul Stirrers, and eventually crossed over to popular music.  Teenage girls swooned at his shows.  Arguably the most important soul singer in history, even as a pop star, Cooke continued to be a voice for peace and justice with songs about the Civil Rights movement like “A Change is Gonna Come.” Listen to his song about Jesus “He’s My Friend Until the End” after the jump:

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