Does the Vatican Think the Crystal Cathedral is Fugly?
One of those critics, however, is an important one: the Vatican.
In an article appearing in the Italian daily La Stampa, the paper's "Vatican Insider" column noted that Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship felt it was "very urgent" to crack down on recent American Catholic practices to erect what the paper called "garage-style churches" that were "avant-garde constructions that look like anything but a church." Tellingly, accompanying the article was a picture of the Crystal Cathedral.
Will Pope Benedict XVI make Brownie destroy the Crystal Cathedral and erect something more majestic? Will he at the very least give Brownie a tongue-lashing for going against orthodoxy? Regardless, this is another example of how clueless Brownie ultimately is. Pissing off your bosses? Heckuva job, Brownie!