Saturday, May 23, 2020


For weeks now, and especially in the wake of President Trump's "open the churches now" order, we are bombarded with mantras such as "we don't need a building to worship" and the like. 

Well, if you're not Catholic, you are right. If you're not Catholic, your "building" is well, a building. And you are also right, if you're not Catholic, that you can "worship" at home or wherever. But that's if you're not Catholic. 

If you're Catholic, then it really is about the building. Because if you're Catholic, your church building is not a building, it is a sacred space, a consecrated space, a descendant of the Tabernacle of Moses wherein was kept the Ark of the Covenant and upon which the Shekinah, the cloud of God's glory, settled. 

And our modern Catholic churches, despite the oft irreverence and sometimes sacrilege that occurs in them, are no different.

The Ark of the Covenant of Moses' day, which once held the Manna from Heaven, is now our Sacred Tabernacles, which now hold the True Manna from Heaven, the Bread of Angels, the Panis Angelicus, the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 

But only if you're Catholic. 

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