Yeah, when it comes to church decor, you just can't beat that good ol' postconciliar barrenness. I mean, hey! Look how great it's worked out for all the protestants!
You've got to be kidding...didn't these hapless people get the memo? Shame, shame, shame!
I guess this would fall into the "could have been worse" category however, why any of it was deemed necessary and at the expense of the people who already paid for it the first time is questionable. I love the parish histories that say something like "Father "X" guided the parish thorough the changes mandated by Vatican II by leading the renovation of the church to allow for active participation by the faithful". What a crock, Fr. did what he was told to do but, led the destruction of a church paid for by blood, sweat, tears, sacrifice while soaking the key benefactors to make someone's vision become reality. The Diocese of Scranton heavily tilted toward the "tabernacle on the side" spectrum and that had to have emanated from somewhere in the form of a mandate. My Grandmother's church, fortunately, didn't get that memo.
ByzRus,The irony was that many parishes spent a fortune so they could look "humble." It was a crock
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