The mass was irreverent! The priest wanted everyone to stand during the consecration and after receiving communion so as to be one in the Body of Christ. I have never experienced that and decided that reverence and loyalty to Christ, the Church and the liturgy (Rome hasn't changed from kneeling to standing)was an important example to my daughter. She was also distraught over the irreverence. The priest didn't even kneel after the consecration of the Body and Blood of Christ.
The church itself has definitely been architectually modernized to fit into a more contemporary time.
I had occasion to go to sunday mass at this cathedral some years back. The interior of the church was ugly as was the manner of celebration of the mass. They do have a nice pipe organ, which is good if there is a competent organist to play it. I gave two stars for the organ, zero for the rest of it.
From the outside, the cathedral is inconspicuous and easy to overlook sandwiched between parking garages and office buildings. I drove right in front of it twice while searching for it without even noticing it. The inside has been completely modernized (i.e. stripped of all it's ecclesial beauty), and the Mass I attended was completely devoid of reverence. The proto-cathedral in Bardstown or St. Martin of Tours in Louisville are much more beautiful in their architecture and liturgy.
Beautiful architecture, amazing history!
You must see the bishops' tomb. The Coronation window cannot be missed. Mass is held several times a day even on Sunday evenings. Central Kentucky was the seat of Roman Catholicism in the Western US way back when the West was anything past the Allegany Mts. If you see the Cathedral of the Assumption you must also see its predecessor, the Basilica of St. Joseph, in Bardstown, KY. Bardstown was the second Catholic diocese after Balitmore.
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