An avant-garde Bishop raises an English church to new life

Posted October 5, 2017 6:31 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The Bishop of Lancaster, England, Most Rev. Michael Campbell, OSA, posted on his blog about celebrating a Pontifical Mass at the Throne.  The church was recently entrusted to the Institute of Christ the King, which is raising it to new life.
I was struck by this observation. The bishop wrote:
It seemed to me as if this venerable place of worship was once more breathing fully in both lungs, and through its splendid liturgy praise and worship were offered to Almighty God.
He didn’t let the church die.  Instead, he thought so far inside the box that what he did was outside the box, it was avant-garde:

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