Architecture in Communion:
Implementing the Second Vatican Council through Liturgy and Architecture
By Steven J. Schloeder
San Francisco, Ignatius Press 1998
is an indispensable book for parishes looking to build new or to renovate
their existing church. It is written to serve as a common bridge between
architects, pastors, and building committee members so that everyone
has the tools and understanding needed to ensure a thoroughly successful
and responsible Catholic church building.
Schloeder's visionary yet practical study shows how the liturgy can
have a physical setting worthy of itself in a space but speaks of eternity.
I would like every church architect, artist, and pastor to possess a
copy of this book."
Aidan Nichols OP, from the book jacket
involved in the building or restoration of churches should read Architecture
John Neuhaus in First Things, (June / July 2002): p. 73.