Chino church temporarily closed due to structural failure

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has been forced to temporarily close its church building after it was discovered that several trusses that support the roof have failed

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Chino has been forced to temporarily close its church building after it was discovered that several trusses that support the roof have failed. “We’re fortunate that there was not a collapse of the roof,” said David Meier, Director of the Diocesan Office of Construction and Real Estate. “It definitely would fall down eventually.” The … [Read more...]

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Spaceship churches, no more!

Traditionally designed Catholic architecture is being built across America

People of today and tomorrow need this enthusiasm [of wonder] if they are to meet and master the crucial challenges which stand before us. Thanks to this enthusiasm, humanity, every time it loses its way, will be able to lift itself up and set out again on the right path. In this sense it has been said with profound insight that “beauty will save the world” (§16). ~Pope … [Read more...]

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Hope for ugly churches

An interview with Enzo Selvaggi, founder of Heritage Liturgical, which revives sacred art and architecture in Catholic churches

The following comes from an October 19 Catholic World Report article by Jim Graves. Full interview here. Enzo Selvaggi, 36, is founder of Heritage Liturgical, a liturgical design firm in Southern California committed to reviving traditional sacred art and church architecturefor the purpose of promoting the New Evangelization. He lived in San Marco Argentano in the Calabria … [Read more...]

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San Jose Diocese in need of help

Beautiful cathedral needs $480,000 for stained glass restoration

The following comes from a March 24 Valley Catholic article:   Stained glass windows have a rich history within our religious tradition and a significant place in sacred architecture. As developments in construction and architecture allowed towering expanses and vast windows, artists were commissioned to design and fabricate windows that told the story of Jesus’ … [Read more...]

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How a Catholic church should look

By: Msgr. Charles Pope The following comes from a Sept. 23 posting on the Washington D.C. archdiocese website. Catholics have often endured the charge that we are an unbiblical Church. Strange accusation, really, for the Church that collected the Scriptures, determined the canon of Scripture and preached it for 1,500 years before there ever was a Protestant denomination. … [Read more...]

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