The 12 Most Beautiful Churches in America


At least according to this Fox News item.

I can’t say I agree with all the choices on this list, but I figured what the heck, since we share a special relationship with Fox News as fellow water-carriers for the Republican Party (at least according to the insurmountable evidence presented by some of our more rabid detractors – now there’s a cheerful lot).

And just so you know, not all the churches on the list are Catholic.  I know, if we really want to get medieval on their apse, we could rightly claim that the most beautiful churches are those that actually have God dwelling bodily within them, i.e. Catholic churches.  But the photos from this list certainly show that people of many different faiths can build some breathtakingly beautiful churches.

That said, the images I have included below are only from the Catholic churches on the list.  For those who want to view the non-Catholic churches as well and risk having your eyeballs burst into flames, here is the full slideshow.

Of course, there are countless other churches in America that could have made the list as well.  Which churches would be on your list?

Saint Mary of the Angels - Chicago, IL

Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis - St. Louis, MO

Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France - New Orleans, LA

Cathedral of Saint Paul - St. Paul, MN

Saint Mary's Catholic Church - High Hill, TX

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John White lives in the Chicago area with his wife and seven children.

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