GIA Quarterly

On RE-MEMBERING and Our Reason Why

Originally published in the GIA Quarterly, Volume 35, Issue 2 On RE-MEMBERING and Our Reason Why Kate Williams  FOR YEARS NOW, GIA EMPLOYEES, LIKE so many other corporate and pastoral teams in recent times, have engaged in conversations around the CliftonStrengths...

Truth vs. “Truthiness”

Originally published in the GIA Quarterly, Volume 33, Issue 1 Truth vs.“Truthiness” Nick Wagner MOST OF US KNOW THE STORY of George Washington and the cherry tree. “I cannot tell a lie, I did it with my little hatchet,” confessed the future first president when...

Black Catholics in Popular Music

Originally published in the GIA Quarterly, Volume 34, Issue 4   Black Catholics in Popular Music Nate Tinner-Williams   IN THE STORY OF AMERICAN MUSIC, many critics and casual listeners alike have become increasingly hip to the notion that Black musicians are, on...

The Shape of Your Space

Originally published in the GIA Quarterly, Volume 34, Issue 1 The Shape of Your Space   Michael Silhavy Recently, I have been experiencing a “change of spaces” in both of my places of employment.  By now, I sense most readers of GIA Quarterly know that in January...

A Season in Which to Know God

Originally published in the GIA Quarterly, Volume 34, Issue 4 A Season in Which to Know God Leisa Anslinger For pastoral ministers, every season holds an invitation to ponder the paschal mystery while addressing the tactics of liturgical preparation and celebration,...

Caring for the Wonderful Menagerie

Caring for the Wonderful Menagerie BY Michael Silhavy This article appears in Issue 35.1 of the GIA Quarterly. We recently received the following story from a reader. (We love receiving suggestions for topics of articles, as well as feedback on what has been...

Listening With God’s Ears

Listening with God’s Ears: Rethinking the “Lowest Common Denominator”   BY Alan Hommerding   “There is no sound more beautiful than people singing God’s praise!”   If there is one maxim that continues to be the bedrock of my life as a liturgical musician, this is it....

Hymnal as Textbook

Originally published in Volume 34, Issue 2 of the GIA Quarterly in the Hispanic Music Masterclass column. Hymnal as Textbook Dolores Martinez I remember many, many moons ago having attended a music workshop in a parish in a coastal city in Texas. The content of the...