• Christopher Schaefer posted an update 1 week, 1 day ago

    “…What was the Reformation’s effect? First, it preached #iconoclasm, the rejection of the human figure in religious art. Second, it reoriented worship, so that people gathered round the pulpit rather than the altar and the baptismal font became more important than the tabernacle…Third, the Reformation taught a #functionalist view of worship, rejecting anything “unnecessary.”… Fourth, it elevated the quotidian over the sacred. Churches are thought of more as meeting houses than sacred places…All four of those points characterize mainstream Catholic church building since 1960…And what do we need in response?…a restoration of what is timeless and classic…”