God’s Country: Contemporary Spiritual Country Songs

Country music has a rich history of adding inspirational standards to the catalog of American popular music. As far back as the 1930s, the Carter Family’s classic “Gospel Ship” informed us that, “I’m going to take a trip in that old gospel ship / I’m a-going far beyond the sky.” Around the same time, country founding father Jimmie Rodgers teamed with Sara Carter for “That Wonderful City” where the streets are lined with gold.

No Longer Catholic Country

Dear Editor: Like many people, I’ve always seen Ireland as a “Catholic country.” However, that view changed forever with the vote on May 25th in which the Irish people repealed the Eighth Amendment which banned abortion (murder) in that country.