Brick by brick in Madison, WI, one of the wackiest liberal locales in the US of A.
The great Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Robert Morlino, about whom I have written quite a few times (his tag), has made a change in the chapel of the “chancery” of the diocese, or as people call chanceries these days “pastoral center“. Terminology aside, the building which houses the diocesan offices used to be a minor seminary and it has a big chapel. The chapel was wreckovated, of course, but I reckon steps are being made to un-wreck some the wreckage wreaked.
Here is a shot of the sanctuary of the chapel as I saw it some time ago.
Note the “Benedictine arrangement”.
From a blog with photos of the new “development HERE:
The celebrant’s/bishop’s chair has been moved to a liturgical North position and a new, old altar has been placed at the wall under the mosaic.
The free-standing “ironing-board” altar (or “Reason #643885 for Summorum Pontificum”) is still there.
All too often we have seen main altars torn out and silly altars placed in the center of sanctuaries. All to often we have seen silly altars set up in front of beautiful main altars. Not too often have we seen an altar set up in the apse or at the wall in the place where the main altar was but leaving the table altar in place. But I suspect the work is not yet done!
It is too bad that there couldn’t be the usual three steps up to the footpace. It looks as if that could be rectified pretty easily down the line.
Altar by altar in Madison!
It’s nice to have good news once in a while, no?