Liturgy, Beauty and Truth

Interview with artist David Clayton. (from Zenit)

“Catholic culture should not, in my view, look to secular culture for inspiration. To do so would be to look at art forms that were developed to communicate an anti-Christian worldview.

“If you try to Christianize popular culture, for example, you end up with a form that is trying to communicate values that are good through the medium that was developed to communicate something else. The result is that it loses all its power and it comes across as weak and sentimental.

“There is another reason. There is a saying that all the great art movements began on the altar. Catholic culture is always rooted in the cult that is central to Catholicism, that is, the Mass and the Divine Office.

“If our liturgy is lacking in dignity and beauty, then Catholic culture will be too.

Click here for entire article from Zenit

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