Feature - The re-emergence of Catholic identity

We spent over 40 years dismantling our historically rooted notion of Church, only to replace it with modernist examples of generic art and architecture that reflected the generic chaos of the contemporised period and neglected to appreciate the transcendent nature of all of our Catholic signs and symbols.

The growing awakening and awareness of our Catholic history and ritual traditions is in this authors mind a great rebirth of the Catholic Church’s awareness of its need to uniquely herald the Gospel message through our sacred and transcendent signs and symbols, our eschatological mission to sanctify a temporal world that deeply needs and desires the inclusion of sacred rituals into global daily life. The modern Catholic in my estimation needs to boldly proclaim in sacramental words and ritual actions the presence of Jesus Christ in the world and be visibly identified through our visibly Catholic sacraments and actions. - Hugh McNichol, Catholic Online