Church Design

Tourists peer through protection panels securing a perimeter around the Notre Dame Cathedral ahead of the start of a massive lead decontamination in Paris, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Melissa Vida September 06, 2019
Msgr. Patrick Chauvet, the rector and archpriest of Notre-Dame, would like to restore the cathedral exactly as it had been before the fire. That would mean recreating the great wooden attic, nicknamed “the forest,” that was consumed in the blaze.
Light streams into St. Gabriel’s Passionist Parish in Toronto. (Photo courtesy of Larkin Architect Limited)
Dean Dettloff August 23, 2019
The daily light show at St. Gabriel's in Toronto is not just aesthetically moving, writes Dean Dettloff. It is part of a church design that reminds us of human dependence on the earth.
The celebration gala came ahead of the July 17 dedication of Christ Cathedral. Following a reception on the campus' South Plaza, attendees filed into the cathedral where many got a first look at the completely renovated cathedral.
Tim Dulle July 12, 2019
Catherine Osborne has produced a significant study of changing tastes in the construction of American Catholic churches between 1925 and 1975.
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James T. Keane July 10, 2019
The November 1967 issue of Liturgical Arts presented architectural drawings, conceptual essays and theological reflections on the topic “A Chapel on the Moon: 2000 A.D.”
Drew Christiansen, S.J. April 22, 2019
In the wake of the fire, perhaps today’s “cultured despisers” of religion will come to appreciate how devotion to Notre Dame has been a wellspring of Western civilization as we know it.