WASHINGTON — When a ranking Vatican official criticized modernistic church architecture in June, James McCrery was glad to hear it. An architect who works just blocks from the White House, McCrery devotes his career to reversing a trend he describes as decades of church design that does little to glorify God or inspire the faithful.
“It’s a big-time problem,” McCrery said of architecture that dismisses centuries of Tradition and most symbolism of the Catholic religion.
He spoke with the Register after Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Culture, expressed similar concerns.
“The lack of integration between the architect and the faith community has...READ MORE