Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Want to Share Photos?

I am very tired of looking at Catholic Churches that look like this one (Annunziata in the Archdiocese of New Orleans). I am greatly saddened that some churches have taken down their Crucifixes and replaced them with images of the Risen Christ. Remember, St. Paul didn't say that he preached Christ Risen; he said, "I preached Christ Crucified" (1 Cor 1:23). An image of the Resurrected Christ may not be used in place of the cross on or near the altar. (CMRR 64)

I see true beauty in the churches from Rome and many European churches. Unlike most American churches, the older ones were built to last and the art and architecture are just breathtaking. If you have any photos that you took of any beautiful Catholic Church, I'd love to receive them. I'm really interested in seeing good art and architecture in Catholic Churches. In your email, please let me know if I may post the photos on my blog.

Please email images to me through the link in my sidebar. Thank you in advance!

11 comment(s):

del_button August 15, 2006 at 3:18 PM
Anonymous said...

Interior or exterior pictures? Or both?

del_button August 15, 2006 at 3:25 PM
Matthew said...


I'd love both although I'd prefer interior photos.

I also wanted to tell you something. I've been trying to contact you but couldn't find an email address on your blog. I wanted to tell you that I can't post comments on your blog. I've tried several times during the past few weeks, but for some reason I am unable to post anything. It always says the Word Verification is wrong or something like that.

del_button August 15, 2006 at 4:16 PM
Argent said...

Hi, MB. I tried to post something earlier and thought I hit publish, but it's not showing up. Hmmm.

Anyway, US churches? Or any from our travels?

del_button August 15, 2006 at 4:17 PM
Matthew said...

It doesn't matter, Argent, although, I'd love to see churches from your travels.

del_button August 15, 2006 at 6:08 PM
tlwest said...

Heres a link to my church that has pictures online
http://home.catholicweb.com/annunciationfl/index.cfm/NewsItem?SlideID=2816&id=29784&From=About&&PauseSlide=True#headlines and here is the main site

del_button August 15, 2006 at 6:51 PM
Anonymous said...

Sorry about that Moneybags. Give it a shot now. I'll also put an email address up. :)

Here's a link to my church's interior pictures:


del_button August 15, 2006 at 10:11 PM
Unknown said...

Did you notice the slogan for the Annunziata Parish?

"Alive in the Spirit of Vatican II"

Ughh! I wish someone would tell them that whatever spirit they think inspired them was not the HOLY Spirit!

del_button August 15, 2006 at 10:29 PM
Jean Heimann said...


I would be happy to share some photos from my Rome pilgrimage with you and whatever else I can find.
I will also share my church's online images with you.

God bless,

del_button August 15, 2006 at 10:39 PM
Anonymous said...

I emailed you a link to a page on my website containing images of my church. The church web addy is contained in my article. I think you might enjoy the history of it.

del_button August 15, 2006 at 11:10 PM
Jennifer said...

You'd love my youngest dd. She refused to go to one parish because she couldn't see baby Jesus on the cross because of the pillar which was in the way.

She didn't realize if we sat somewhere else she would be able to see Him.

Both parishes near me have a huge crucifix above the altar. I wouldn't want it any other way.

del_button August 18, 2006 at 1:22 PM
Anonymous said...

I always have a Rosary in my pocket, so whenever I am in a church that doesn't have a Crucifix behind the Altar I use the one on my Rosary. That, along with the all important Tabernacle, works quite well for focal points.

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