Sep 28, 2010

Many blessings happening around us here @ m3studios...

finished mixing the NCYC Unplugged Volume 2 sessions 4 Spirit Juice Studios...that was a blast watching and mixing some of the freshest artists in catholic music...thank u rob 4 trusting me with this project...
and speaking of SJS, m3 has been invited back as part of staff 4 another season of Catholic Underground Chicago...i will again b helping stream and record the groups that come in...will keep every1 posted on that...the 1st CUC is on November 4th...oh, and who's manCHILD???

working slowly but surely on a new album...the drums have been set-up 2 go at the drop of a hat...(jamie, come over 2nite!)...please pray 4 that...

also many gigs coming up with the fellas...

m3studios has 2 mobile recording projects in the month of october...the 1st is on location in a ballroom built in the early 1900's back in davenport, ia...the group is The Barehanded Wolfchokers...a Dixieland Band playing traditional jazz from the 20s-30s...the 2nd is working with a female singer named Pene on an album of her fav jazz standards...will take some vid and show ya'll the fun!

and just 2 keep me on my toes, the Lord had Fr. Stan call on me 2 accompany him on a concert in LA on the 10th of october...this will b for the 2010 Congreso De Jóvenes...this event may b streamed live via the internet...if so i will confirm...thank u Jesus 4 Fr. Stan...without him, there would b no Catholic Soul Revolution!!!

and finally, with free time my children and i have been working on a small recording project writing original material based on the Nickelodeon animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender...u will b able 2 sample that also when completed...until then, here r the Lopez children Airbending!!!

Sep 23, 2010

well, it's Wedding Season so here's a new vid from Amanda Vernon (and i guess we could say her husband David Shaheen) documenting in a special way their wedding day! 2gether they r the core of Chastity FORCE. I've been diggin' Amanda since i saw her back in 06, been following her ever since...i'd love to get her on a track??? until then, check the Catechism then check out the great video!

The consent by which the spouses mutually give and receive one another is sealed by God himself. From their covenant arises "an institution, confirmed by the divine law, . . . even in the eyes of society." The covenant between the spouses is integrated into God's covenant with man: "Authentic married love is caught up into divine love." - CCC 1639

Sep 20, 2010


The Pope is by now back sleeping in his own bed...i watched and followed tons of this trip and am very thankful 2 God 4 a safe and fruitful visit 2 the UK for B16...thanks b 2 God!!!

Mass with the Beatification of Venerable Cardinal John Henry Newman - Birmingham - full homliy text


here u get a sense of the people's love for this Pope and trip from the front lines - vid from Ruth Gledhill whom is the religion correspondent from The Times in London

Sep 19, 2010


-Morning Mass homily in Westminster Cathedral

"My thoughts go in a special way to all those who are spiritually united with this Eucharistic celebration, and in particular the sick, the elderly, the handicapped and those who suffer mentally and spiritually. Here too I think of the immense suffering caused by the abuse of children, especially within the Church and by her ministers. Above all, I express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of these unspeakable crimes, along with my hope that the power of Christ’s grace, his sacrifice of reconciliation, will bring deep healing and peace to their lives. I also acknowledge, with you, the shame and humiliation which all of us have suffered because of these sins; and I invite you to offer it to the Lord with trust that this chastisement will contribute to the healing of the victims, the purification of the Church and the renewal of her age-old commitment to the education and care of young people. I express my gratitude for the efforts being made to address this problem responsibly, and I ask all of you to show your concern for the victims and solidarity with your priests." 9.18.10

-speaking on Cardinal John Henry Newman at the Prayer Vigil in Hyde Park - London

"Here is the first lesson we can learn from his life: in our day, when an intellectual and moral relativism threatens to sap the very foundations of our society, Newman reminds us that, as men and women made in the image and likeness of God, we were created to know the truth, to find in that truth our ultimate freedom and the fulfilment of our deepest human aspirations. In a word, we are meant to know Christ, who is himself “the way, and the truth, and the life” (Jn 14:6)." 9.18.10

Sep 18, 2010


-Ecumenical Celebration - Westminster Abbey

"In a world marked by growing interdependence and solidarity, we are challenged to proclaim with renewed conviction the reality of our reconciliation and liberation in Christ, and to propose the truth of the Gospel as the key to an authentic and integral human development. In a society which has become increasingly indifferent or even hostile to the Christian message, we are all the more compelled to give a joyful and convincing account of the hope that is within us (cf. 1 Pet 3:15), and to present the Risen Lord as the response to the deepest questions and spiritual aspirations of the men and women of our time." 9.17.10

Sep 16, 2010


- when asked by a journalist 'how the Church could be more attractive to the public'

"I would say that a Church that seeks to be particularly attractive is already on the wrong path, because the Church does not work for her own ends, she does not work to increase numbers and thus power. The Church is at the service of another: she serves, not for herself, not to be a strong body, rather she serves to make the proclamation of Jesus Christ accessible, the great truths and great forces of love, reconciling love that appeared in this figure and that always comes from the presence of Jesus Christ." 9.16.10

- addressing the youth during the homily at the Mass in Bellahouston Park - Glasgow

"There are many temptations placed before you every day - drugs, money, sex, pornography, alcohol - which the world tells you will bring you happiness, yet these things are destructive and divisive. There is only one thing which lasts: the love of Jesus Christ personally for each one of you. Search for him, know him and love him, and he will set you free from slavery to the glittering but superficial existence frequently proposed by today’s society. Put aside what is worthless and learn of your own dignity as children of God." 9.16.10

Sep 12, 2010

don't 4get that Pope Benedict XVI will b in the UK this please pray your favorite prayer 4 him and the Church!
EWTN always has good coverage of the papal visits...u can check out the schedule here

Sep 5, 2010

Flashback Sunday:

while touring with a top 40 band back in 1997 i found myself in Ft. Wayne, Indiana...met this guitar player one nite...he liked my drumming...he asked me 2 come to a studio in town 2 record a song he had written...i said "cool"...later i come 2 find out that this song got serious airplay on a now defunked radio station called '96.3 The Edge' who had released it on a local music compilation...the cat's name was Brian Lemert...he says he actually had label buzz calling about signing a record deal...but it was only he and i that were on the record...he had no was sort of a joke song...although he did give a fake name ala Prince 2 the project...Onionhead!

"Supersonic Rock and Roll Star" by Onionhead

Brian Lemert - all gtrs, bass, vocals
Manuel Lopez III - drums