Book Review: “Ugly As Sin” by Michael Rose

Catholic churches—how should we build them in this enlightened and sophisticated 21st century? Actually, it’s no mystery. And it’s not up to subjective interpretation: there are principles and plenty of precedent for the construction of Catholic church buildings. Well, if you want to know how we should construct a Catholic church (and perhaps more importantly,…

More Photos: St. Louis

We made it home yesterday night, Deo Gratias! Thank you for all of your prayers–it was a wonderful, enriching experience. There are so many more photos of the Cathedral Basilica that I want to share with you. What a magnificent building! Going in the front door–you feel so very small, and God is so very, very…

Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis

(Photos below show sections of the marvelous interior of the E-N-O-R-M-O-U-S Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri.) I wish I could express just how beautiful this place is. And how vast. The pictures directly above and directly below are images of a tiny (!) side-chapel away from the main altar and sanctuary. There are several…

Eye Candy: Catholic Church Construction & Restorations

For your Sunday afternoon contemplation–there are architects who still design Catholic Churches with beauty and sacred styles! This is my favorite architect’s page to visit, drinking it all in and rejoicing that our Catholic tradition is still very much alive! See the portfolio for yourself on the website: Portfolio « Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC | Religious…