About Rocking Romans
What began in 2006 as a general idea about reaching the youth through popular forms of media is now a very focused effort to discover, develop, and distribute the best Catholic Music from around the world. Rocking Romans' goal is to position Catholic Music to compete successfully with secular music so as to bring the Good News and hope of the Gospel to a very broad audience. Because Catholicism encompasses the fullness of faith and the truth of the human person, it inspires excellent music that can reach all peoples in a meaningful way. What Rocking Romans refers to as Catholic Music, then, transcends genre as it conveys the Good News about Christ and what He has done for us.
We applaud the faith and gifts of the Catholic artists God has blessed us to work with. We also recognize that our customers expect to find high quality music when they visit our web site. While it is possible to buy many of the songs featured in Rocking Romans' web store elsewhere, purchasing music from us provides direct support for both Catholic Music and a multitude of worthy Catholic organizations. This is an important difference between Rocking Romans and other music sources, and we believe it is a great reason to make our web site your first stop when you need to purchase inspiring CD's and songs. So thank you for visiting Rocking Romans. We hope you take some time to explore the site and that you will come back again to see what's new in the world of Catholic Music. God bless you.
Paul Mazurek - President
February 22, 2012 The fifth Rocking Romans Best of New Catholic Music Competition entry period begins.
March 9, 2011 The fourth Rocking Romans Best of New Catholic Music Competition entry period begins.
December 12, 2010 WLBE 790 in Leesburg, FL, becomes the first radio station to sign up to play music from Rocking Romans' artists.
August 28, 2010 In Calgary, Alberta, the members of the United Catholic Music and Video Association voted to confer the Catholic Unity Award of Special Event Album and/or Video/DVD of the Year (2010) on the 2009 Rocking Romans Best of New Catholic Music compilation.
August 15, 2010 Fort Wayne's diocesan newspaper, Today's Catholic, runs a review of the 2010 Best of New Catholic Music CD.
July 10, 2010 Rocking Romans adds song #500, "Little Bit Of Light" by Janelle, to the Rocking Romans Music Store.
June 4, 2010 The 2010 Rocking Romans Best of New Catholic Music CD debuts at the Atlanta Eucharistic Congress.
May 8, 2010 The 2010 Rocking Romans Best of New Catholic Music Competition finalists have been selected. They will be featured in the 2010 Best Of New Catholic Music compilation, with a CD release date of June 4. Congratulations to our finalists and many thanks to all of the artists who participated and supporters who promoted the contest.
February 17, 2010 The 2010 Best of New Catholic Music Competition begins today, and the entry period runs through April 10. With clear progress from the 2008 to the 2009 Best of contests, expectations are high this year for a competition that will bring outstanding Catholic Music to light both for the Church and fans alike.
June 5, 2009 The 2009 Best of New Catholic Music compilation goes on sale in the Rocking Romans web store. Web links to Rocking Romans' presence on Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace also appear for the first time on the site.
May 18, 2009 After a challenging process of evaluating over 100 song entries from nearly 40 talented Catholic artists, the 2009 Best of New Catholic Music competition finalists have been announced. Their winning song entries will be included in this year's compilation CD, currently in production for near term release.
March 7, 2009 The 2009 Best of New Catholic Music competition begins with an entry deadline of April 19, 2009. Once again, the finalists in this contest will be included in a compilation CD that showcases the rapidly advancing world of Catholic Music.
November 19, 2008 Producer Rob Howard of Circus Chasers agrees to produce the pilot TV episode for Catholic television that will feature the best Catholic Music videos submitted to Rocking Romans' video contest.
October 17, 2008 Rocking Romans launches its newest online contest that is scheduled to run through January 31, 2009. This contest is focused on Catholic Music videos with the goal of using the best entries to create Catholic Music video programming for distribution to Catholic television and other media outlets.
September 25, 2008 Catholic Moments posts podcast episode #71, featuring Lisa Hendey's interview of Rocking Romans' founder, Paul Mazurek, about RR's efforts to position Catholic Music as a much larger part of the Church's New Evangelization.
July 12, 2008 Rocking Romans launches its new and improved website with many new features, including a web store with digital song files, free song downloads, the Rocking Romans Citizens fund-raising program, news updates, event and media project services, and contest archives.
June 19-20, 2008 The 2008 Best of New Catholic Music CD experienced a strong debut, selling briskly during Atlanta's Eucharistic Congress. CD's of other Catholic artists working with Rocking Romans also sold well, along with the company's newly designed t-shirts.
June 12, 2008 An article about Pointe Blank's pilgrimage to WYD 2008 includes quotes from Rocking Romans' president, Paul Mazurek. http://thericatholic.com/stories/1247.html
June 9, 2008 Rocking Romans launches its new fan-based music page on Facebook and began posting the results of the 2008 Best of New Catholic Music compilation contest.
May 23, 2008 Rocking Romans puts on its first concert, a WYD benefit event in support of Pointe Blank's pilgrimage to WYD 2008, at the new Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The concert featured Pointe Blank, along with Minister Theory from Florida and Bryan Murdaugh With Total Strangers from South Carolina.