Sounds of Silence
Recent generations have not been taught the reverence and devotion which is necessary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament; children run around, teens chat about their dates, adults discuss which restaurant sounds good for lunch, the choir carries on like at a rock concert. . . where does it end?
No wonder there are few, if any, statues and quality art in modern Catholic Churches with their emphasis on man and not God. Rather, one finds abstract art of questionable taste and quality, cloth banners, cardboard signs, and photo montages which litter the modernist "sacred space" where the community gathers for its happy meal.