Saturday, July 7, 2012

Thoughts on Beautiful Churches

"In no other aspect of our lives do we demand a reason for beauty or question its purpose. We accept and appreciate beautiful art, music, or a sunset for what it is and allow it to uplift us. For some reason beauty is not suspect except when found in the Church. Then it becomes a waste of money, gaudy excess, and idolatry. Suddenly we are expected to ban beauty in His own house when He Himself made us with this desire to create and appreciate beauty? How odd."

Read more on the topic from Katrina Fernandez and Elizabeth Scalia HERE

(Photo, main altar of Our Lady of Consolation Shrine in Carey.).

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