Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Bad so-called art (like polluted air) constitutes a really grave spiritual problem;" it "affects us only slightly at first, but in the long run, the effect is grave."
Thomas Merton

I was so glad to read, in Homiletic and Pastoral review, an article on the importance of beauty in life and in faith. Bad art, bad architecture, bad aesthetics are killing the faith of Catholics. The churches that once taught, by their very beauty, the truths of the faith and the love of God for mankind are replaced by churches that teach us that beauty, like everything else, is relative.

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