indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore
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Dear friends in Christ:
Thank you for inquiring about our apostolate. Whether you are
a young musician, a parent, or just someone curious about our organization, we welcome you to our web site.
As faithful Catholics, we are all called to take up the challenge of the Church's call for the “New Evangelization”.
Saint Cecilia Classical Productions was founded in response to that call. We are a music-based, Catholic, evangelization
apostolate whose principle focus is the advancement of the Culture of Life by the promotion of authentic Catholic family values
to today’s society.
Why is there a need for a ministry like ours? The
Catholic influence in America’s entertainment field is very limited. We are aware of only two Catholic groups currently
performing on a regular basis, and they are not even from America, but from Ireland: the “Irish Tenors” and “The
The purpose of any music group is to provide
entertainment, but some groups, such as the two mentioned above, have also been, through their style of music, and personal
deportment, a source of inspiration and good example for their audiences. It is this idea of inspiration and good example
that is to be a key element of our group. Our goal is to bring hope, inspiration, and the message of Jesus Christ to a culture
that is becoming more and more devoid of the light of truth.
society is in desperate need of good role models, especially for girls and young women, and what better way to provide for
this, than with music groups of talented young ladies who exhibit the qualities of modesty, grace and feminine loveliness,
thus exemplifying and promoting a positive, truly feminine, image of young women. Experience has shown that such groups can
be very effective as role models.
Our strategy, therefore, is to use entertainment groups of orthodox, Catholic,
young women who can be good role models for today’s youth, and, at the same time, impart the truths of the faith to
them. To staff these groups, we are searching for traditional Catholic young ladies, who wish to use their musical talents
and knowledge of the faith to make a difference in the lives of young people. Performing in small vocal ensembles, these young
women will take the principles of our Catholic faith and “multiply”, so to speak, their effect through the medium
of music: quality music performed by women of character, modesty, and gracefulness. Through their own good example, and the
witness they give, they will promote the virtues of true womanhood and authentic Catholic family life to our society.
Young people love music, and they are far more likely to remember the lyrics of a song than the details of a Sunday
sermon, assuming they are even in church to hear it. Through the use of music selections that embody the basic concepts of
the faith, combined with short introductory talks on those concepts, we can impart to these young people the truths of the
faith in a manner that will have the greatest impact on them. Through the promotion of CDs, DVD,
concerts and music-based seminars, which will be both entertaining and educational, our goal is to instill in our young people
a better understanding of the Catholic faith, which, in turn, will better equip them to challenge the anti-life and
anti-family mentality that is so prevalent in today’s society.
Our Basic Goals
Throughout all of history, the family has been the basic unit of any enduring society. In many of
his writings, Pope John Paul II consistently stressed the importance of strong family life. If we are to be successful in
creating the new Culture of Life that this Pope spoke of so often, there must be an authentic spiritual renewal of the family
and this renewal must start with the youth of today, for it is they who will be the foundations of the families of tomorrow.
In this regard then, we have identified four key areas of concern.
Basic Church teachings – Many Catholics today have little understanding of how their
faith should permeate their lives and their interaction with our society. They have been assimilated into our secular culture
to such an extent, that they no longer posses a Catholic identity. This point was emphasized by Denver's Archbishop Charles
Chaput in his address at the University of Toronto in February of 2009. He said: “…. The Church in the United
States has done a poor job of forming the faith and conscience of Catholics for more than 40 years. And now we're harvesting
the results -- in the public square, in our families and in the confusion of our personal lives”. It is imperative
then, that our young people have a solid foundation in their faith so that they will be able to recognize and challenge the
false values of today’s world. Essential to this task is the fostering of a good spiritual life with emphasis on personal
holiness through prayer and frequent reception of the sacraments.
on pro-life issues – The goal here is to inspire and enable, through education, teens and young adults to
be effective pro-life leaders committed to building a Culture of Life by spreading Christ’s message of love, hope and
forgiveness to other young people. These youthful leaders can be some of the best promoters of the pro-life movement because
they are better able to reach their peers with the pro-life message. It is this peer-to-peer education that can have the greatest
impact on the pro-life movement.
Dignity of Women – In
our society today, respect for women is at an all time low. This loss of dignity for women has also been accompanied by a
corresponding breakdown in the stability of the family. If there is to be a genuine renewal of family life in our country,
it is essential that women rediscover the grace and beauty of their femininity and realize the importance of the role that
God has planned for them from the beginning.
The Need for good positive role models –
When a young person looks around at our society today, what do they see in the way of good positive role models? Very little!
Today's modern media, in all its various forms: television, movies, magazines, internet, music etc, all assault the moral integrity of
our youth and try to lead them away from God.
As a side note to this, the devil,
for the last half century, has been using rock type music to
attack our youth and lead them away from Christ. At the bottom of the requirements page is a sermon, from EWTN, about Satanic
music. It gives a very good insight into this problem.
Lastly, we wish to express our thanks and gratitude to
Mrs. Colleen Hammond, author of "Dressing with Dignity", and to Mrs. Stacy McDonald, author of "Raising Maidens
of Virtue", whose books have provided us with much insight and inspiration.
Thank you for your interest in Saint Cecilia Classical Productions Inc.
The Philosophy Behind Our
Both Scripture and History have shown that when the women of a country are virtuous, the country is strong, but if
the moral standards of those women decline, as they have in this country, then the moral standards of men also fall and that
society soon begins to sink deeper and deeper into the waters of moral decay.
In times past, most young girls were raised
as maidens of virtue and innocence. All aspects of their femininity were cultivated and they emerged from their youthful years
as refined young women of modesty, character and grace, possessing all the necessary skills that would one day allow them
to assume the important God given role of wife and mother.
Sadly, this is no longer the case in our present day culture.
We have done a complete about-face in our attitudes toward sin and God’s laws. To today’s "liberated woman",
the concepts of modesty and feminine loveliness are almost completely foreign. In their attempt to free themselves from their
traditional God given roles, these women have succeeded only in enslaving themselves in a world of moral darkness.
Similarly, on the male
side, many men have lost those qualities that, in former times, would have complimented a woman’s femininity. As Mrs.
Hammond aptly points out in her book, “By trying to blur the divinely created differences between men and women,
our culture has succeeded in destroying the integrity of both”. If there is to be any hope of reversing the current
downward spiral in morality, this lost integrity must be restored and this restoration must begin with women. Women must rediscover
the grace and beauty of their femininity and realize the importance of the role that God has planned for them from the beginning.
In our society today,
respect for women is at an all time low. In her article, “The Dignity of True Femininity”, Dr. Anne Marie McDonnell
illustrates well the extent of the problem. She says: “For a woman to live according to Catholic teaching
in today’s society she needs heroic virtue. Every form of media, including television, movies, magazines, books, computers,
music, and theater all assault women’s human dignity, often portraying her in a pornographic manner as an object of
This loss of dignity for women has also been accompanied by a corresponding breakdown in the stability of the family.
This breakdown has, in turn, directly impacted the Church’s efforts to build a new Culture of Life. In many of his writings, Pope John
Paul II has consistently stressed the importance of the family as the basic unit of society. If we are to be successful in
creating this new Culture of Life, there must be an authentic spiritual renewal of the family and this renewal must start
with the youth of today, for it is they who are the building blocks of the families of tomorrow.
In regards to the family,
it is quite obvious that the forces of evil have laid siege to this basic unit of society for many years now. The family is
the foundation of society; if you subvert the family, you subvert the country. On the front lines of this battle are the hearts,
minds and souls of America’s children, but with little, if any, moral guidance in their lives, the majority of these
young people are adrift on a sea of doubt and confusion, with little or no idea of where they are going or why they even exist. In their attempt to find some meaning
in life, they idolize many of the music and movie stars of today. They look to them for hope, guidance and answers, but the
answers they are getting are not the right ones. It is our hope then, that, through the music we perform and the witness we
give, we will be able to guide them to the truths they are searching for.
In conclusion, we would add one final note.
The task of reclaiming America for Christ is a formidable one, and no one person or organization can accomplish this job alone.
But with all of us working together, and encouraged by our Lord’s words that: “with God all things are possible”,
we can make a difference. Again, quoting Archbishop Chaput: “If pagan Rome could be won for Jesus Christ,
surely we can do the same in our own world. What it takes is the zeal and courage to live what we claim to believe”.
We pray, therefore, that, with God's help in this endeavor, we will be able to be a source of truth and light for today’s
young people, a beacon of hope that can show them the way home to a safe harbor, home to Christ.
Saint Cecilia - pray for us!
Will you help us bring the message of Christ to America's youth?
If we are to end America’s abortion
holocaust, we must convert the hearts and minds of America’s young people, for they are the future of our country. If
you would like to help us in our evangelization and pro-life educational efforts, please consider making a tax deductible
donation to support our work. If you are unable to make a donation at this time, please keep this apostolate in your
prayers. If you have any questions or would like more information about our work please feel free to contact us. Thank you
for your time. God bless.
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