Ugly Churches and Modern Day Iconoclasm –

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The tradition of art in the Church, whether it’s imagery, architecture, or music, provides a way to give glory to God and bring people closer to God.

“The centuries-old conciliar tradition teaches us that images are also a preaching of the Gospel.  Artists in every age have offered the principal facts of the mystery of salvation to the contemplation and wonder of believers by presenting them in the splendor of color and in the perfection of beauty. It is an indication of how today more than ever, in a culture of images, a sacred image can express much more than what can be said in words, and be an extremely effective and dynamic way of communicating the Gospel message.” – Pope Benedict XVI

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Source: Ugly Churches and Modern Day Iconoclasm – Catholic Stand : Catholic Stand

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