Thursday, April 21, 2016

St. John Cantius chosen America's Most Beautiful Church
Finally an election I can care about - all located at Art and Liturgy
The contest was modeled after the college basketball 'March Madness' and not surprisingly, the Diocese of Rockville Centre did not have single entry in the Northeast bracket. 

"The Rev. Joshua Caswell, a priest with the Canons Regular, the religious order housed at St. John Cantius, said he believes the contest provided a pleasant distraction for Catholic faithful.
"Beauty matters," he said. "Our culture is starved for beauty.

"He admits he didn't think about the importance of the contest at the time. But as St. John Cantius advanced to the "Theological 32," the "Stunning 16," and the "Ecclesiastical Eight," he was in it to win it, as were other competitors, he learned."
Here is the website for St. John Cantius.
And here is the website for the runner up - The Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City.

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