On the power and beauty of music Paul Senz, Catholic World Report Wednesday, August 24, 2016 In an interview about a new edition of his book, Surprised by Beauty: A listeners Guide to the Recovery of Modern Music, TCT contributor Robert Reilly announces that “it is safe to come out of the bomb shelters now.” Modern music is beautiful. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.