Joly Braga Santos

When Catholics Fight Back

SB 360, also known as Senate Bill 360, a proposal requiring priests in California to break the sacramental seal of confession, was placed on hold by its sponsor, State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), on 9 June, right before a hearing on the bill. For months before the vote, activists in California, across the nation, [...]

20th-Century (and Later) Musical Treasures

In this column, it has been my special brief to pursue and attempt to resuscitate the reputation of great 20th century and contemporary classical music that I think has been neglected.  There is a lot of it, which is why I published a book 10 years ago, titled Surprised by Beauty: A Listener's Guide to [...]

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