Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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@Chuck E R Law wrote:
I object to a liturgical campaign against one particular bishop being presented as a general concern about architectural heritage.
Some of my best friends are masons.
Chuck, the general concern here and in Cobh is about our architectural heritage and in this case ecclesiatical architectural heritage. It was the applicants, ie Trustees of St. Colman’s , who brought the liturgical question into play by insisting in their application that these intrusive changes were ‘liturgically required’. This was not something that could be ignored. This is not and never was about ‘one particular bishop’. It just so happens that Cobh was the first of the Irish Cathedrals to fall under the 2000 Planning Act. and thank God for that. If you look back on this tread you will see the wholesale destruction which has occurred in our ecclesiatical architectural heritage and mostly justified by the same ‘pseudo liturgy’.
The people in Cobh were fortunate that they were able to get authentic liturgical and canonical advice in addition to access to excellent architectural and conservation assistance.