"The Utemeyers' church was fancy. 'High Catholic,' my father had said in the car."
Our Lady of Charity, Dallas, Texas, Roman Catholic Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe
Creative Commons AttributionOur Lady of Charity, Dallas, Texas, Roman Catholic Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe - Credit: Andreas Praefcke
The Roman Catholic Church assigns symbolic meaning to each of the various elements of the church building, and the architecture can be highly complex. Catholic church interiors are usually full of ornate decoration, such as fine carving and gold leaf, in testament to God's glory, as well as paintings and life-like sculptures of saints, which are greatly honoured in their own right.

 

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Bastress Township, Pennsylvania
GNU Free Documentation LicenseImmaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Bastress Township, Pennsylvania - Credit: Dincher