There are several purposes to this particular blog, in addition to the fun of it. One is as part of my research into the architecture of the area's churches. I'm always looking for more information. If you have anything that might be of help, don't hesitate to leave a comment, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures of churches anywhere in the diocese are particularly welcome.
Another purpose is to make residents of the area aware of what a treasure trove we have. There's an old line about familiarity breeding contempt. To an extent, it's true and needs to be counteracted.
The purpose of this blog is NOT to discuss theology. If you want that, ask your priest or click on the Vatican links in the sidebar. I WILL, however deal with regulations concerning church design and furnishing. A lot of nonsense has been spouted on the subject in the last few decades. Most of the rearrangements due to "Vatican II" had nothing to do with any of the Council's documents and everything to do with the desires of a few heterodox designers and "liturgists". When I see something wrong, I'll mention it. Changing it would be the bishop's problem, not mine. I certainly don't envy the man.