Contrary to Popular Belief, Vatican II called for *more* Sacred Art

Walk into many Catholic churches these days, and you’ll see a dearth of sacred art. Let’s start with the required or standard elements:

1. Crucifix behind the altar? You’re lucky if there is one, and, then, it’s often some “Resurrected Christ” or weird new agey thing
2. Tabernacle altar? Usually, the tabernacle is a mostly undecorated box or metal cylinder.
3. Stations of the Cross? Often hidden, they’re sometimes nothing more than crosses-or, again, unrecognizable, New Agey abstractions
4. Stained glass windows? Usually, in modern churches, they’re regular windows or frosted windows. If there’s stained glass, it’s usually just geometric patterns.

Anything else? Iconoclasts had nothing over modern-day liberals.

Ask a liberal parish-person (priests, nun, whomever), “Where are the statues?” “Where are the frescoes?” “Where are the paintings?” “Where are the staind glass windows?”
Answer? “Vatican II got rid of all that stuff; you’re not supposed to do that anymore.”

As usual with the Spirit of Vatican II types, it’s just the opposite.

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