Altar rails regaining popularity
CWN - 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.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our March expenses ($27,261 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!