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To: livius
If you click on the link and go to the co-cathedral site, you can find an explanation and pictures of the interior. There will be a huge crucifix behind the altar, and the emphasis on the altar is on Christ's sacrifice and the Eucharist.

It looks to me to be a beautiful building which will honor God.

8 posted on 03/29/2008 3:58:49 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple

I agree. Look’s good.


9 posted on 03/29/2008 4:33:06 PM PDT by sandhills
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Yes, thank you, I was glad to see a crucifix, and there are certainly many lovely things in that church, especially the carvings.

We don’t have a crucifix here in our cathedral in St. Augustine. The altar was renovated in the 1970s, to conform to the supposed dictates of Vatican II, and instead we got a rather ghastly looking “Risen Christ” looming over the altar.

One of our priests makes sure that he brings the processional crucifix out with him for Mass, since in theory, according even to recent things from the Vatican, there should be a crucifix on or behind the altar - as a focal point, at any rate. The pastor doesn’t care, and I guess the bishop doesn’t either. But it always bothers me when I see a Catholic church without a crucifix, and from the outside, I was afraid that this was another one!


30 posted on 03/29/2008 7:36:18 PM PDT by livius
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