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Altar rails regaining popularity

July 05, 2011

Altar rails, which nearly disappeared in the era of liturgical change following Vatican II, are making a comeback in American Catholic churches, the National Catholic Register reports.

Architects incorporate altar rails in new new churches as a way of setting off the sanctuary, enhancing the sense of reverence. The re-introduction of the altar rails in older churches has met with favor among pastors and laity.


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