Posts Tagged ‘Churches’

Catholic Women of the Year

Posted: December 9, 2010 in News
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We all know at least one of these women, the unsung heroines of the Church.  Perhaps its the retired lady that takes communion to the sick every week and sings in the choir. Or maybe its the busy mother who plans and runs lively youth events in the Parish. And what about the work we never see get done- the cleaning, the flower arranging, the visits to hospital and to prison…

Independent Catholic News are seeking out these heroines. Nominate yours! Deadline 31.3.2011.

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Catholic Church from the Future

Posted: August 12, 2010 in News
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Think of a Catholic Church, and your average Western European will think of the Gothic structures and works of art that are sprawled over the continent.

But, have you considered what the Church of tomorrow may look like? Well, some London based architects have, in coming up with drawings for the Church of the Transfiguration, a 2000-seater church to be built in Lagos, Nigeria.

What do you think?

I was recently in Taizé, France, where I met a South Korean Catholic who was travelling Europe. He said to me, slightly confused; “In Korea, we have horrible and ugly Churches, but they are so full. In Europe, you are so luck to have beautiful Churches, but they are empty… ” 

 To see more of the plans for the Church in Lagos, click here.