This week, A.L. captured the world’s attention. Not Amoris Laetitia … Art & Liturgy! At long last, we come to the ultimate showdown: the National Churchpionship.
Church Madness 2016
Introduction • Midwest Bracket (March 17) • East Bracket (March 18) • South Bracket (March 19) • West Bracket (March 20) · Sacred 64 Results (March 28) · Theological 32 (March 29) · Stunning 16 (April 4) • Ecclesiastical 8 (April 8) • Ferial 4 (April 11) · National Churchpionship (April 14) • “One Shining Moment” (April 17)
In the Ferial Four, voters squarely rejected the D.C. establishment, as the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception earned a measly 15% of the vote. St. John Cantius brings their incredible get-out-the-vote operation into the final.
On the other side, Salt Lake City’s Cathedral of the Madeleine came back from an early deficit to win. The tense contest was only separated by a handful of votes until the very end, when a late push locked it up for the Beehive State.
It’s a Chicago vs. Salt Lake City matchup in the finals, and we all know how that turned out last time.
The stakes have never been higher! Who is the most beautiful church in America? Vote now! Polls close on Saturday night, April 16, and the National Churchpion will be announced on Sunday morning, April 17!
Optional Voting Soundtrack:
St. John Cantius (Chicago, Ill.) — 360° panorama ⚠︎ NOTE: Sound autoplays! But it’s Allegri’s Miserere mei, which is nice ⚠︎
Cathedral of the Madeleine (Salt Lake City, Ut.) — 360° panorama