Art and Architecture 2017-09-29T20:57:03+00:00

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“Oh, beauty, ever ancient and ever new.” Saint Augustine

Preaching Hall or Temple?

August 11th, 2018|

One of the basic principles of modern architecture is “form follows function.” In other words, ask what a building is for and it you will know how it should be built. When you are

English Churches Ancient and Modern

February 3rd, 2018|

I’m lucky. My job as a charity representative means I visit a different parish every weekend. Travelling around Southwest England gives me the chance to indulge in one of my favourite hobbies—church snooping. Any

Kitsch or Kitchen Sink?

September 26th, 2017|

Illustrating Conservatism with Andrew Wyeth and Thomas Kincade In 2012 Thomas Kincade, “America’s Painter of Light” died in his sleep at his home in California. He was fifty four. Three years earlier another American

A Little Holy Trinity

September 26th, 2017|

The first thing everyone says when they see the new church we are building in Greenville, South Carolina is, “It’s beautiful!”. This is not the response I hear when they look on the utilitarian,

Living in the Past in the Present

November 20th, 2014|

Part of being a Catholic is to live in the past in the present. What I am getting at is the idea that the universality of the Catholic faith means that it transcends not

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