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(12-03-2011, 09:40 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]This is perhaps the UGLIEST Catholic Church in the history of the world, in Vienna Austria
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I can't decide if it looks satanic, or like a porn club.

Why choose?
(12-03-2011, 08:47 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]I was reading on another site someone said the "ugly" church buildings (generic multi-purpose block buildings, and bizzare avante garde monstrosties) did not begin after Vatican II, but that it began in the post-war 1940s and 1950s.

I wasn't alive back in those days, but could someone tell me if this is an example of the typical parish churches built in the 1950s?

...and this...
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This is St. Anne's - it used to be our family parish and school till 1967ish when the changes started. I think that, IIRC, this one was finished about 1965 /66 because Mass was held in the old Church till about that time - again, IIRC.  If you look at it from a plane, it is built in the shape of a cross - and I remember the inside being built much larger due to the increasing population of folks moving from Detroit out to the suburbs. 

I remember seeing the big crucifix above the altar, which itself was huge, and the altar was was against an east wall - there was plenty of holy pictures and statues inside from the old Church - sadly, only about a year or so later, they replaced the altar with the table, took out the altar rails etc. but at that time, from what I remember, folks were overall pretty neutral about how it looked on the outside. This parish was one of the first in the nation for CITH and EMHCs - some legacy. 
St. Mary's in Fullerton, CA is one of the ugliest I've seen. It looks like a movie theatre. And to make things worse, they have pictures hanging inside the church before their wreckovation and it was more more traditional looking...but its like they are rubbing it in with the old photos.

http://www.saintmarysfullerton.catholicweb.com/

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(12-03-2011, 09:40 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]This is perhaps the UGLIEST Catholic Church in the history of the world, in Vienna Austria
[Image: modern%20church.jpg]
I can't decide if it looks satanic, or like a porn club.

That is an insult to the Borg mothership. 
(12-03-2011, 09:18 PM)Jacafamala Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-03-2011, 08:47 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]After all, they all can't look like this, unfortunately:
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What's up with the six pointed star? What's that?
I was wondering the same thing.
(12-03-2011, 10:01 PM)ResiduumRevertetur Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-03-2011, 09:40 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]This is perhaps the UGLIEST Catholic Church in the history of the world, in Vienna Austria
[Image: modern%20church.jpg]
I can't decide if it looks satanic, or like a porn club.
That is truly hideous.
:O It's certainly the ugliest SOMETHING!!  :O
(12-05-2011, 02:30 AM)Sinner Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-03-2011, 10:01 PM)ResiduumRevertetur Wrote: [ -> ]
(12-03-2011, 09:40 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]This is perhaps the UGLIEST Catholic Church in the history of the world, in Vienna Austria
[Image: modern%20church.jpg]
I can't decide if it looks satanic, or like a porn club.
That is truly hideous.
:O It's certainly the ugliest SOMETHING!!  :O

...........Not until you accept this incredible fact will you be able to see the whole matter, clearly, as shocking and ghastly as it is. Again, its sheer incredibility blinds us to what is right before us. Only this fact explains why the "New Liturgy" requires the complete riddance of the True Mass, and all that pertains to it. It could never coexist with the True Mass since it is diametrically opposite. Consider, for instance, how it has been necessary to purge completely even the architecture and adornment of all the appointments of our churches. For they bespeak the nature of the True Mass, so different from the "New Mass." Step by step, the altar was dismantled, the tabernacle was relegated, the statues were removed, the stations were taken down, the communion rail was hauled out. Everything symbolic of the mysteries and the glories of the Faith had to be cleared away. In their fanaticism and ignorance, they who accomplished this pleaded that these things were either old-fashioned or poor art, or some such nonsense. This is not to defend cheap or manufactured or soulless art-pieces. Nor is it a condemnation of all art that is contemporary. It is, rather, the exposure of this Revolutionary belligerence towards all things Catholic. - Fr. Wathen
I'm sure most of the new churches  built during that time  had interiors that looked like the photo below, and along came the changes!!!!  :( but still the people had on their sunday best!!  :P

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(12-05-2011, 08:35 AM)Filipino Catholic Wrote: [ -> ]I'm sure most of the new churches  built during that time  had interiors that looked like the photo below, and along came the changes!!!!   :( but still the people had on their sunday best!!  :P

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Yeah, but the church is still ugly as sin.
(12-03-2011, 08:47 PM)AllWise Wrote: [ -> ]...and this...
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I like this one.
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