- September 27, 2005 at 9:16 pm #1136
Maybe I’m getting old but it seems that I’m beggining to see the importance of [b:47dnwtls]HOW[/b:47dnwtls] we worship. Not that I didn’t see it before but it jumped out at me now that we are attending a new parish.
My wife and I stepped in and it was rather protestant looking. Can the way a Church looks affect the flock?
There are several other examples but I hope you get the gist.
Let me know your thoughts.
~VictorSeptember 28, 2005 at 12:21 am #5446
I would argue that as long as the essential truths are being taught and the dignity of the celebration remains, then it would still be authentically Catholic.
I’m making the assumption that you are somewhat asking about if the type of worship a church does can affect how Catholic it is. Let me know if I am wrong please. ” title=”Smile” />September 28, 2005 at 4:52 am #5447
The type of worship mixed with aesthetics of the building affects the behaivor of catholics. I remember stepping into one of those oldie catholic churches with huge statues and monolithic entrance doors with ugly gargoyles high in the Church. Once you entered there were huge pillars with the smell of candles. Just from entering I didn’t feel worthy of being there.
In the new parish there was almost no statues or pictures or nothing really. And there was a rock style type of music. I know the “essense” is what matters but I guess Im not used to it.
~VictorSeptember 28, 2005 at 2:11 pm #5448
Oh, I see what you’re saying.
Yeah, I know how you feel. When I step into the Basilica of St. Mary[/url:1od8mzn8] in Minneapolis I get that feeling of not being worthy, especially since they do some things in a very strict and formal way and if you make one peep it echoes throughout the entire church.
But the Catholic Church is large enough to encompass all types so for some the Basilica is perfect. For others the church with rock music is more welcoming.
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