theological justifications for austere churches…


... I'm truly blessed to be a member of a wonderful parish. I enjoy inviting friends and family members, Catholic and not, to church with me. Their reaction is always the same, "What a beautiful church!".Last night I was discussing with my step-mom, who's Greek Orthodox, the terrible state of my Abuelita's parish in Virginia. They've removed the kneelers and the only thing decorating the walls is a single felt banner with the name of the parish glue-gunned on with felt lettering. I guess … [Read more...]