St. Mary's Church Greensburg, Indiana

18 And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
19 I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." Matthew Chapter 16:18-19

16 Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors and said to his disciples, "Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?" 17 Jesus heard this and said to them (that), "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do. I did not come to call the righteous but sinners." Mark Chapter 2:16:17


Archdiocese of Indianapolis


Catechism of the Catholic Church

Catholic Church Architecture


Prayers to the Holy Spirit

Refresh your breath and soul

St. Mary's Pastoral Constitution 2004

Tridentine Canon of the Mass




Inside your Catholic Church

The Catholic Liturgical Library

"For the last forty years the Church has been experiencing an iconclastic movement that claims to be working in the "spirit" of Vatican II. This movement has succeeded in removing countless treasures from churches and in building edifices that bear more likeness to community centers than to churches. Until now there has been very little written to combat this movement, even from official Church sources. Mr. Schloeder's book is the most comprehensive and thoughtful study of the theology and implementation of Catholic Architecture since Vatican II. This book presents a study of all aspects of church architecture from the floorplan to the choir to the crucifix."

Architecture in Communion

"1. The Second Vatican Council requires us to reject traditional church architecture and design new churches in a Modernist style.

This myth is based more on what Roman Catholics have built during the past thirty years than on what the Church has taught. Even by professional accounts, the church architecture of the past decade has been an unmitigated disaster. However, actions often speak louder than words, and the faithful have been led to believe that the Church requires buildings to be functional abstractions, because that is what we have been building. Nothing could be farther from the intentions of the Council fathers who clearly intended the historic excellence of Catholic architecture to continue. It is most important to keep in mind that "there must be no innovations unless the good of the Church genuinely and certainly requires them, and care must be taken that any new forms adopted should in some way grow organically from forms already existing." (Sacrosanctum Concilium)."

Ten Myths of Contemporary Church Architecture

Ken Collins Architecture and Furnishings

Michael S. Rose "The Renovation Manipulation" Traditional Church Architecture, Restoration and Preservation Web

Church Architecture and Renovation