I have followed Covenant’s dueling blog posts about the ad orientem debate, since we have the issue before us in the parish I am serving: St Luke's in Catskill, New York. In most refitted liturgical spaces, the message of iconoclasm and abandonment is unavoidable. Over the years I have come to find this visual message a poignant embarrassment.
These three artifacts of pop culture embody the immense yearning of the human heart for meaningful story. And they show that the Church should abandon any attempt to fit its story into the story of the dominant culture.