Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful…

"Fr. Hunwicke celebrated his First Mass in the Old Rite at Brompton Oratory."

... I really don't understand all this animosity towards the Church and her liturgy. I feel like saying "don't hate us because we're beautiful". Trite sounding but yet it rings true.I wouldn't go so far as to say that those who criticize liturgical beauty hate beautiful things; I just think they don't fully understand how it's utilized within the Church. The full purpose of liturgical beauty and ritual is to physically manifest the spiritually metaphysical through the use of our senses. … [Read more...]